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The Central Vigilance Commission Act 2003

ACT NO. 45 OF 2003 [11th September, 2003.]

An Act to provide for the constitution of a Central Vigilance Commission to inquire or cause inquiries to be conducted into offences alleged to have been committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 by certain categories of public servants of the Central Government, corporations established by or under any Central Act, Government companies, societies and local authorities owned or controlled by the Central Government and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows:

 

 

 

CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY

Section 1. Short title -This Act may be called the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003.

Section 2 Definitions

 

CHAPTER II THE CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION

Section 3 Constitution of Central Vigilance Commission

Section 4 appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioners

Section 5 Terms and other conditions of service of Central Vigilance Commissioner

Section 6 Removal of Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioner

Section 7 Power to make rules by Central Government for staff

 

CHAPTER III FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION

Section 8 Functions and powers of Central Vigilance Commission

Section 8A Action on preliminary inquiry in relation to public servants

Section 8B Action on investigation in relation to public servant

Section 9 Proceedings of Commission

Section 10 Vigilance Commissioner to act as Central Vigilance Commissioner in certain circumstances

Section 11 Power relating to inquiries

Section 11A Director of Inquiry for making preliminary inquiry, Section 12 Proceedings before Commission to be judicial proceedings

 

CHAPTER IV EXPENSES AND ANNUAL REPORT

Section 13 Expenses of Commission to be charged on the Consolidated Fund of India, Section 14 Annual Report

 

 

 

CHAPTER V MISCELLANEOUS

Section 15  Protection of action taken in good faith, Section 16 Central Vigilance Commissioner, Vigilance Commissioner and staff to be public servants

Section 17 Report of any inquiry made on reference by Commission to be forwarded to that Commission

Section 18 Power to call for information, Section 19 Consultation with Commission in certain matters

Section 20  Power to make rules, Section 21 Power to make regulations

Section 22 Notification, rule, etc., to be laid before Parliament, Section 23 Power to remove difficulties

Section 24 Provisions relating to existing Vigilance Commission

Section 25 Appointments, etc., of officers of Directorate of Enforcement

Section 26 Amendment of Act 25 of 1946 - In the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946

Section 27 Repeal and saving

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