Central Vigilance Commission Regulations 2021- Duties and Powers of Secretary
CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION
New Delhi, the 8th January, 2021
F. No. 016/VGL/073 (E). –In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 21 read with sub-section (4) of section 3 of the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 (45 of 2003), the Central Vigilance Commission, with the previous approval of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations, namely:
1. Short title and commencement. ̶ (1) These regulations may be called the Central Vigilance Commission (Duties and Powers of Secretary) Regulations, 2021.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Definitions. ̶ (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, –
(a) “Act” means the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 (45 of 2003); and
(b) “section” means a section of the Act.
(2) Words and expressions used in these regulations and not defined but defined in the Act shall have the same meanings as respectively assigned to them in the Act.
DUTIES AND POWERS OF SECRETARY
3. Duties and powers of Secretary. –
(1) The Secretary to the Commission shall be the administrative head of secretariat of the Commission.
(2) The duties, powers and functions of the Secretary to the Commission shall be to-
(a) look after the day to day administration of the Commission and exercise administrative control over its officers and staff;
(b) submit or cause to be submitted complaints to the Commission for a decision or order thereon;
(c) make or cause to be made any preliminary verification into the matter connected with the complaints, petitions, applications or representations and to obtain necessary clarifications;
(d) ensure or cause to be ensured proper enforcement of the orders and directions of the Commission;
(e) approve expenditure of the Commission to be charged from the Consolidated Fund of India;
(f) authorise an officer of the Commission to draw and disburse salaries and other payments to be made by the Commission;
(g) approve budget estimates of the Commission;
(h) delegate financial powers to the subordinate officers in consonance with the rules and guidelines of the Central Government;
(i) authorise an officer of the Commission for maintenance of the records of the Commission in proper form and to have the custody of its seals and stamps;
(j) approve the retention schedule and the schedule of destruction of records of the Commission;
(k) ensure or cause to be ensured preparation and submission of Annual Report of the Commission;
(l) authenticate or to authorise any officer of the Commission not below the rank of Under Secretary to authenticate the copies of orders, notices or directions issued by the Commission;
(m) ensure or cause to be ensured maintenance of a cash book and to close the balance;
(n) prepare or cause to be prepared reports, expenditure statement, budget estimates, as may be required;
(o) review or cause to be reviewed the assessment of work being handled by the Commission’s staff and also review or cause to be reviewed, as and when considered necessary, the human resource requirements of the Commission, and with the prior approval of the Central Vigilance Commissioner submit such proposal to the Department of Personnel and Training for its consideration and sanction;
(p) perform any other functions as may be entrusted to him by the Commission from time to time; and
(q) assist the Commission in all matters as the Commission may direct.
SUDHIR KUMAR, Addl. Secy.