On the punitive side, to ensure speedy processing of vigilance cases at all stages. In regard to cases requiring consultation with the Central Vigilance Commission, a decision as to whether the case had a vigilance angle shall in every case be taken by the CVO who, when in doubt, may refer the matter to his administrative head, i.e. Secretary in the case of Ministries/Departments.
The work of the CVO is:
(a) To examine in detail the existing Rules and procedures of the Organisation with a view to eliminate or minimise the scope for corruption or malpractices;
(b) To identify the sensitive/corruption prone spots in the Organisation and keep an eye on personnel posted in such areas;
(c) To plan and enforce surprise inspections and regular inspections to detect the system failures and existence of corruption or malpractices;
(d) To maintain proper surveillance on officers of doubtful integrity; and
(e) To ensure prompt observance of Conduct Rules relating to integrity of the Officers, like
(i) The Annual Property Returns;
(ii) Gifts accepted by the officials
(iii) Benami transactions
(iv) Regarding relatives employed in private firms or doing private business etc.