Tuesday 20 September 2011

Why CVC failed..... and we need an independent Lokpal

Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is created to put a end to corrupt babudom; but the way it is structured, it actually enhanced corruption by babus. 

CVC has minimal infrastructure and manpower. To work on corruption CVC designated a Central Vigilance Officer (CVO) in every government department to inquire and take action on corruption complains. When the complain received by CVC, CVC simply forwards the complain to CVO and depends on the moral and ethics of CVO for proper disposing off the complain in a time bound manner. If CVO is corrupt then the complain ends up in cold storage.

I have first hand experience how corruption is inculcated.

I work in a centrally funded institute of National importance named National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) under Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) within Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers (C&F).  NIPER runs solely on GOI funding and receives funding from five-year plan of GOI. In 11th five-year plan NIPER received huge sums of money from GOI to create state of the art infrastructure for teaching and research on drug discovery and development. However like any other reputed institutes of the country the money is not put in the use of better good. With a nexus build with finding ministry and Director NIPER money was siphoned off for personal gains. (I will publish a series of blog posts in this regard. )

Regarding siphoned off of 11th five year plan money complain was lodged to CVC, as usual CVC forwarded it to CVO DoP and CVO did nothing. In fact the same CVO was disbursing officer of NIPER Grant.

In response to a RTI quarry CVO replied we have not received any such letter from CVC. When the same RTI send to CVC CVC provided copies of letter and reminder send to CVO of DoP. In another RTI to DoP DoP said report was send to CVC, and three pages of the report was missing from CVC report.
Thus it became a corrupt cycle of babudom.

Now you see why CVC is useless to prevent corruption? They ask the same corrupt guy to inquiry the matter of corruption. What is the answer then................. may be independent Lokpal.  

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