The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for amendment in the Resolution No. 89 dated 21st April, 2004, commonly known as the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI) Resolution to designate the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of each Ministry/Department of the Government of India as the “Designated Authority” in addition to the Central Vigilance Commission to receive complaints under the PIDPI Resolution.
The Central Vigilance Commission is the designated agency to receive complaints from whistle blowers under the PIDPI Resolution No. 89 dated 21.4.2004. The workload of the Commission has increased and the number of complaints under the PIDPI Resolution has also increased. The Government has therefore, felt a need to designate additional authorities for receiving complaints under PIDPI. Accordingly, the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of each Ministry/Department of the Government of India has been now designated as the `Designated Authority` to receive complaints under the PIDPI Resolution.
The proposed amendment would enable speedy disposal of the complaints and would make the public servants more responsible and accountable in their efforts in helping the Government towards combating and eradicating corruption.