The Union Cabinet on Friday gave its approval for the amendment in the Resolution No. 89 dated April 21, 2004, commonly known as the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI) Resolution to designate additional authorities for receiving complaints under PIDPI.
As per the amendment, PIDPI will now designate the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of each Ministry/Department of the government as the ´Designated Authority´ in addition to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to receive complaints under the PIDPI Resolution.
The Central Vigilance Commission is the designated agency to receive complaints from whistle blowers under the PIDPI Resolution No. 89 dated April 21, 2004.
The Cabinet stated that the workload of the Commission has increased and the number of complaints under the PIDPI Resolution has also increased.
Accordingly, the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of each Ministry/Department of the Government of India has now been designated as the ´Designated Authority´ to receive complaints under the PIDPI Resolution.
The proposed amendment would enable speedy disposal of the complaints and would make the public servants more responsible and accountable in their efforts in helping the government towards combating and eradicating corruption, the Cabinet noted.