Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 21st June 2013
Subject : Guidelines regarding grant of vigilance clearance to members of the Central Civil Services/Central Civil Posts.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 14.12.2007 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided to modify Para 2(c) thereof as under:
"(c) Vigilance clearance shall not be withheld unless
(i) the officer is under suspension
(ii) the officer is on the Agreed List, provided that in all such cases the position shall be mandatorily revisited after a period of one year
(iii) a chargesheet has been issued against the officer in a disciplinary proceeding and the proceeding is pending
(iv) orders for instituting disciplinary proceeding against the officer have been issued by the Disciplinary Authority provided that the chargesheet is served within three months from the date of passing such order
(v) chargesheet has been filed in a Court by the Investigating Agency in a criminal case and the case is pending
(vi) orders for instituting a criminal case against the officer have been issued by the Disciplinary Authority provided that the chargesheet is served within three months from the date of initiating proceedings
(vii) sanction for investigation or prosecution has been granted by the Competent Authority in a case under the PC Act or any other criminal matter
(viii) an FIR has been filed or a case registered by the concerned Department against the officer provided that the chargesheet is served within three months from the date of filing / registering the FIR / case
(ix) the officer is involved in a trap / raid case on charges of corruption and investigation is pending."
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