INDIA POST Issued Stamp on Central Vigilance Commission

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\"fdcThe President, Pranab Mukherjee releasing the commemorative Postage Stamp at the seminar on “Combating Corruption: Role of Accountability Institutions, Investigating Agencies, Civil Society and Media”, at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Central Vigilance Commission, in New Delhi on February 11, 2014. The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Kapil Sibal and the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, V. Narayanasamy are also seen. 

The Central Vigilance Commission was set up by the Government in February,1964 on the \"cvcrecommendations of the Committee on Prevention  of Corruption, headed by Shri K. Santhanam, to advise and guide Central Government agencies in the field of vigilance.CVC is conceived to be the apex vigilance institution, free of control from any executive authority, monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government and advising various authorities in Central Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work.Consequent upon promulgation of an Ordinance by the President, the Central Vigilance Commission has been made a multi member Commission with \”statutory status\” with effect from 25th August,1998.The CVC Bill was passed by both the houses of Parliament in 2003 and the President gave its assent on september 11, 2003. Thus the Central Vigilance Commission Act 2003 (No45 0f 2003) came into effect from that date.

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