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Monday, February 8, 2010

Govt becomes more proactive : implements proper guidelines to deal with complaints against Secretaries to Govt of India

Earlier, complaints against Secys to GoI were simply endorsed to the DoPT or concerned Ministries for action but the said system was found to be faulty.

From now on, all complaints against Secys to GoI, including pseudonymous ones, would be referred to a proper committee under the Cabinet Secretary. The said committee would have other independent members in the form of Secy to the PM, Secy (Co-ord) of the Cabinet Secretariat, Secy DoPT and Secy CVC.

In case the committee finds some substance in the complaint, or feels that the allegations are verifiable, then it may, at its option, call for the relevant records and files and even property returns etc and seek comments from the Secy concerned. In case of substance in the complaint, the committee would take decision on the further course of action such as nature of investigation required. Further reference to the disciplinary authority would also be under the purview of the committee. The CVC would also be regularly kept in picture of the proceedings of the committee.

Though naysayers would jump on the bandwagon saying that babus should not be made to sit in judgement over their own brethren, a deeper analysis would show that such a system involving more officers is always much more democratic and well-rounded than just one person deciding on such complaints.

The govt letter on the above can be seen here.


Anonymous said...

Thats fine...its not goin to work i guess. Anyway..Any progress on DND Flyover case...its been more than two years now.

Anonymous said...

Its a welcome change in civil adm.