Action on vexatious complaints by CVC
Please refer to following content on CVC website.
FAQ on CVC website
Q.10 If a person makes motivated or vexatious complaint does the person complained against have some recourse?
A. In case the Commission finds the complaint to be motivated or vexatious, it shall be at liberty to take appropriate steps.
Excerpts from vigilance manual of CVC
Para 3.3 While normally a public servant is required to address communications through proper official channel, there is no objection in entertaining a direct complaint or communication from him giving information about corruption or other kinds of malpractice. While genuine complainants should be afforded protection against harassment or victimization, serious notice should be taken if a complaint, after verification, is found to be false and malicious. There should be no hesitation in taking severe departmental action or launching criminal prosecution against such complainants.
Para 3.10.4 The Commission can also take action against complainants making motivated/vexatious complaints under this Resolution
1. Whether the commission has ever taken action on vexatious /motivated/false complaints as per above provision?
2. If yes, Please inform number of such persons and the details thereof including name of the person, date of action taken and action taken during from 01.01.20005 to 31.12.2011.
3. If action not taken, the reasons thereof?
4. Is CVC willing to initiate action on vexatious/motivated/false complaint in future? If yes, the mechanism sought to be made for the same and likely date by which action on atleast one such complaint will be taken?