Centre launches online system to process cases against officials

Union minister of Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the aim of the software is to see that the proceedings are done against corrupt officers.

Published: 23rd June 2017 12:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2017 12:57 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: With a view to bring in more transparency and cut delay, Centre has launched an online system to process corruption cases against government employees.

Union minister of Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the aim of the software is to see that the proceedings are done against corrupt officers and the honest officers are not put to harm due to inordinate delays. “Bureaucracy is the tool of governance and the aim of the government is to provide work-friendly environment to the officers. Software will check that the honest officers are not intimidated and it will encourage the transparent functioning in the Government” said the minister.

The minister said that the software will ensure that the malpractices are not spared and the good practices are not punished. “Efforts have been made to complete the disciplinary enquiry within 2 years,” he added.

The Secretary, CVC, Nilam Sawhney said that the focus of the software is to reduce the pendency in the cases related to disciplinary proceedings.

Officials said that there had been serious concerns raised on the enormous time and delay encountered for completion of departmental proceedings instituted against government servants. As per report of CVC, departmental proceedings which should ideally be completed within 2 years take anywhere from 2 to 7 years for completion, said an official.

To plug the delays and to complete inquiries expeditiously, specific timeframes were recently introduced through amendment to existing rules. “To augment the amendments made to the rules and to further expedite the inquiry process, the online system for departmental proceedings has been introduced. The online system envisages use of cloud based technology and provides interface to different stakeholders like the administrative ministry, which is initiating the inquiry, the Cadre controlling authority, charged officer, Inquiry officer etc. through separate modules. All documents required for the conduct of the inquiry will be stored online and authenticated through digital signature/e-signature,” said the official.

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