 Recently, the CVC (Central Vigilance Commission) has modified the guidelines related to the transfer and posting of officials in the vigilance units of government organisations, restricting their tenure to three years at one place.
 There are 3 principal actors at the national level in the fight against corruption – The Lokpal, the CVC and CBI

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The Guidelines
 The tenure of personnel in a vigilance unit at one place including lower level functionaries, should be limited to three years only.
o The tenure may be extended to three more years, although at a different place of posting.
 The personnel, who have completed more than five years in vigilance units at the same place, should be shifted on top priority basis.
 After transfer from the vigilance unit, a compulsory cooling off period of three years should be observed before a person can be considered again for posting in the vigilance unit of the organisation concerned.

BACK TO BASICS (Reference Indian Polity by M Laxmikant)
 Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is the main agency for preventing corruption in the Central government.
 Originally the CVC was neither a constitutional body nor a statutory body. Later, in 2003, the Parliament enacted a law conferring statutory status on the CVC.

 The CVC is a multi-member body consisting of a Central Vigilance Commissioner (chairperson) and not more than two vigilance commissioners.
 They are appointed by the president by warrant under his hand and seal on the recommendation of a three-member committee consisting of the prime minister as its head, the Union minister of home affairs and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
 They hold office for a term of four years or until they attain the age of sixty five years, whichever is earlier.
 After their tenure, they are not eligible for further employment under the Central or a state government.

 To inquire or cause an inquiry or investigation to be conducted on a reference made by the Central government wherein it is alleged that a public servant being an employee of the Central government or its authorities, has committed an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
 To exercise superintendence over the functioning of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (CBI) insofar as it relates to the investigation of offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
 CVC has no investigation wing of its own as it depends on the CBI and the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVO) of central organizations, while CBI has its own investigation wing drawing its powers from Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.

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