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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO-394 ANSWERED ON-03.05.2012 Sensit

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO-394
ANSWERED ON-03.05.2012

Sensitive post in Kendriya
Bhandar

394
.
   SHRI ANIL KUMAR SAHANI
QUESTION:
(a)
whether as per CVC Circular No.98/VGL/60 dated 15.4.1999, the post of Managing
Director, Kendriya Bhandar falls within the category of sensitive post since he
approves purchase and sale of goods worth hundreds of crores of rupees per
annum;
(b)
whether he is holding the post since 2002-03;
(c)
whether Chief Vigilance Commissioner, CVC has received complaints in this
regard from MP; and
(d)
if so, the action taken by him thereon?
ANSWER
Minister
of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
(a)
to (d): A statement is laid on the table of the House.
STATEMENT
REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) to (d) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION No.
394 FOR 03.05.2012.
(a):
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) vide its Circular dated 15.4.1999 had asked
the Chief Vigilance Officers of Ministries/Departments/Organizations to
identify the sensitive posts in their organizations and also to send to the
Commission, the list of posts so indentified. Further Chief Vigilance Officers
were also asked to ensure in consultation with the Chief Executive Officers
(CEOs) that officials posted on sensitive posts were rotated every two/three
years to avoid developing vested interest. In accordance with these
instructions, Vigilance Officer, Kendriya Bhandar (KB) identified following
posts as sensitive posts.

(i)
Purchase and Sales Executives
(ii)
Stationery Counter Incharges.
(iii)
Head Cashier/Cashier.
(iv)
Godown Incharge.
(v)
Incharge Institutional supply Unit.

The
post of Managing Director does not fall within the category of posts identified
as sensitive posts by Kendriya Bhandar. Moreover, Chief Executive (Managing
Director in KB) is a single post and it is not practically possible to rotate
the incumbent among other areas of work.
(b):
He is holding the post since September, 2003.

(c) & (d): CVC has
received a complaint dated 30.3.2012 from Shri Puranmasi Ram, Member of
Parliament (Lok Sabha) against the Managing Director of Kendriya Bhandar
alleging that he has been holding post of Managing Director, Kendriya Bhandar
for the last 9-10 years which is a sensitive post. The Commission has decided
to send the complaint for investigation and report on 27.4.2012 and is being
processed further. Earlier the CVC had received three complaints dated
30.12.2011 from Shri Puranmasi Ram, MP (Lok Sabha) regarding irregularities in
Kendriya Bhandar. In one of these complaints it has been alleged that the post
of Managing Director is a sensitive post and that as per CVC’s direction he is
liable to be removed from the post of Managing Director. The same were
forwarded to the Vigilance Officer, Kendriya Bhandar for taking necessary
action on 25.1.2012. The Vigilance Officer of Kendriya Bhandar has submitted
report on these complaints to CVC on 7.4.2012 stating that the complaints made
by the Hon’ble member are at variance with the facts on record and
unsubstantiated.



Source: Rajyasabha Q&A 

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