Refuse CVO assignment and get punished

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Failure to take up the appointment as Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs), who act as arms of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) to check corruption in government organisations, will debar an officer for five years from being considered for foreign assignments, according to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to all Secretaries of the Central government and Chief Secretaries of State governments.

It has sought nominations of suitable officers for posting as CVOs in central public sector enterprises and in other government organisations against the existing vacancies and those likely to arise in next year.

“Failure to take up the appointment on the part of the officer will lead to debarment for 5 years along with its attendant consequences. It is also pointed out that it is not only the failure to take up the appointment, but also withdrawal after a panel has been drawn up by the department, that leads to debarment for 5 years. It is, therefore, important that only applications of willing officers are forwarded,” the order said.

It further states that If an officer does not join within one month of issue of his appointment order, his appointment would be treated as cancelled and the officer concerned would stand debarred from central deputation for a period of five years from the date of issuing of orders of his appointment.

“Further, the officer would also be debarred from being considered for deputation on foreign assignments or consultancies abroad during the period of debarment.

“The officers who are debarred from central deputation should not be sponsored for consideration for these posts till they complete their debarment period and become eligible for reconsideration,” the order added.


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