Dr Jitendra Singh (MoS, PMO) informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that a Committee in its report on CVOs in CPSEs has recommended continuation of some posts at existing level, upgradation/downgradation/ clubbing additional charge of some posts based on inputs received from various Ministries/ Departments and CVC.
In a written reply he informed the House that the Committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary, DoPT to take a holistic view and submit a report that recommends reassessment of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVO) positions in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and other organizations under Ministries/ Departments and rationalization of pay and allowances of CVOs.
At present 151 posts of CVOs in CPSEs and Ministries/ Depts are filled by DoPT. The CVOs in CPSEs etc. are appointed after taking concurrence of CVC and the concerned Administrative Ministry of the CPSEs/concerned organizations with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Whenever any situation arises where a vacancy of CVO cannot be filled up due to non-availability of suitable officers or any other exigencies, such posts of CVOs are operated on additional charge basis, till the time a regular CVO is posted, for smooth functioning of vigilance administration.