The Central government has taken another step in its anti-corruption crusade by amending a 50 year old rule. As per the new changes, the corruption probe against government employees has to be completed within 6 months. The department of personnel and training (DoPT) has amended Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, and decided on timelines for stages of investigation and inquiry proceedings. The amendment has fixed a timeline of 15 days for the employee to responding on the charges.
Right now no such timelines exist which causes probes to languish for years and the corrupt hardly get convicted or even if they get convicted they are either too old or already died. The rule applies to all government employees except IAS, IPS, IFS and few other categories of officers. The investigation period can be extended only after the investigating officer provides satisfactory reasons.
Posted On : 06-Jun-2017