The Jammu and Kashmir government has set the ball rolling for the appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner and two Vigilance Commissioners in the State Vigilance Commission, with the officials set to complete their terms by March end.
The state government has invited nominations from Administrative Secretaries for appointment of new CVC and Vigilance Commissioners in the SVC, an official spokesman said.
The Administrative Secretaries have been asked to submit their nominations by March 6.
“No application will be entertained by the General Administration Department (GAD) directly from any applicant,” a notification issued by GAD said.
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“While making a nomination, a note containing reasons why in the opinion of the forwarding, sponsoring authority the person is considered to be suitable for appointment as a Chief Vigilance Commissioner/Vigilance Commissioner including merit and integrity should be made part of the nomination,” it said.
The updated curriculum vitae, including age, educational qualification and details of all posts held by the officer since the beginning of his/her career should be provided along with the nomination, the notification said.
“Section-3(3) of J&K State Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Act, 2011 provides that the Chief Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioners shall be appointed from amongst persons who have been or are in All India Service or in any civil service of the state or in a civil post under the state having knowledge and experience in the matters relating to vigilance, law, finance, policy making and administration, including police administration,” the GAD notification said.
Incumbent Chief Vigilance Commissioner Kuldeep Khoda and Vigilance Commissioner R K Jerath are scheduled to demit office by next week, whereas other Vigilance Commissioner Gous-ul-Nisa Jeelani shall demit the office on March 31.
Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission was created in 2011.
The anti-corruption body has disposed off nearly 4,000 complaints of graft since its inception. As many as 4,342 complaints were received by it since 2013. Of these, 3,966 were disposed off and 376 are under scrutiny.
Out of 1,031 complaints received by the Commission in 2016, 105 were referred for departmental and administrative action and 49 for registration of FIRs and preliminary enquiries. A total of 597 complaints were dismissed and filed after examination that year, while another 280 were dismissed after thorough enquiry and hearing.