FAQs ( Frequently Asked Questions)

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  1. Who can give a complaint / pass on information / approach State Vigilance Organisation?

  2. How can I approach State Vigilance Organisation Officers?

  3. Is a written complaint necessary?
  4. What happens if a complaint is given to the Vigilance Organisation?

  5. Will any protection be provided if I give a complaint or pass on information to State Vigilance Organisation?

  6. Will I be rewarded if I give a complaint / information?

  7. Do I have to pay anything for giving a complaint / information?

  8. What is Vigilance clearance, why is it required?

  9. How does one get Vigilance Clearance?

  10. What kind of complaints are investigated by State Vigilance Organisation?

  11. Can I give complaint about corruption by Vigilance Officer? To whom and how?

  12. What is a surprise check?

  13. What is the role of Departmental Vigilance Officer?

  14. What is Regular Departmental Action (RDA) and when is it suggested?

If you have any other questions please contact the nearest State Vigilance Organisation Officer for clarifications.


Q1. Who can give a complaint / pass on information / approach State Vigilance Organisation?

Anybody can give a complaint or pass information to the State Vigilance Organisation.

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Q2. How can I approach State Vigilance Organisation Officers?

You can contact your nearest State Vigilance Organisation official in person or through telephone.  You can also send email to the State Vigilance Organisation

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Q3. Is a written complaint necessary?

Complaints have to be given in writing. However, information can be passed in other ways also, for example, through phone, post, e-mail, or by personally approaching State Vigilance Organisation Officials.

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Q4. What happens if a complaint is given to the Vigilance Organisation?

The complaint is studied with reference to its contents and verifiability.  Action is taken accordingly in the following manner:-

(a)          Referred to Department for verification.

(b)         Referred for Joint Surprise Check.

(c)         Secret Verification by designated Vigilance Officer.

(d)          Preliminary Enquiry by Vigilance Organisation.

(e)         FIR by Vigilance Organisation.

(f)          Consigned to records.

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Q5. Will any protection be provided if I give a complaint or pass on information to State Vigilance Organisation?

Identity of the Complainant will be kept confidential.

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Q6. Will I be rewarded if I give a complaint / information?

The complainant will be rewarded suitably depending on the merits of the case.

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Q7. Do I have to pay anything for giving a complaint / information?

      No.

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Q8. What is Vigilance clearance, why  is it  required?

Vigilance clearance in respect of any Govt. employee means that they do not figure adversely in the records of the State Vigilance Organisation. It is required for issue of passports, promotions and deputations within and outside the State, foreign tours etc.

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Q9. How does one get vigilance clearance for Passport ?

One has to apply on a prescribed form which can be obtained from any branch of State Vigilance Organisation at Jammu / Srinagar and return the same duly filled up and attested by the Head of the Office giving details of previous postings. This clearance is meant for obtaining passport only. For all other Vigilance Clearances, the application has to be referred by the Administrative Department through General Administration Department (Vigilance).

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Q10. What kind of complaints are investigated by State Vigilance Organisation?

All complaints of corruption and bribery against Government servants, Public men and their private accomplices.

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Q11. Can I give complaint about corruption by Vigilance Officer? To whom and how?

Yes, by post, personally, through e-mail or telephone. The particulars of the complainant, if he/she so desires, will be kept confidential.

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Q12. What is a "Surprise Check"?

A Surprise Check is an on spot  check carried out on receipt of a complaint by officials of State Vigilance Organisation in association with the Departmental Vigilance Officers of the concerned Departments during which on spot scrutiny of records, spot inspections and examination is carried out. The Joint Surprise Check may end in  Regular Department Action or PE/FIR  registration  by SVO for further investigation or closure, if nothing is found.

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Q13. What is the role of Departmental Vigilance Officer?

The concept of Departmental Vigilance Officer was  introduced vide Govt. Order No. GAD-12/1994 dated 22.02.1994. He helps the Head of the Department in checking corruption and corrupt practices within the Department. The Departmental Vigilance Officer is  link between the State Vigilance Organisation and the Department. He has to carry out  Departmental verifications sent to him by the State Vigilance Organisation.  In fact, he is the in-charge of internal vigilance of the Department at the State, Divisional or District level as the case may be

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Q14. What is Regular Departmental Action (RDA) and when  is it suggested?

            Departmental disciplinary action is a series of procedures in which a departmental enquiry under the service conduct rules  is conducted. It is a quasi-judicial procedure in which sufficient opportunity is given to the suspect public servant to prove his innocence. The award of punishment includes removal / dismissal from service, reduction in rank, forfeiture / stoppage of annual increments and no posting on sensitive assignments.

             Regular Departmental Action is suggested when the evidence collected during the Vigilance investigations falls short of requirements of a criminal trial or concerned official is found responsible for administrative lapses only

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