JAMMU: Expressing regret over the continued failure of state government to act on the reports furnished by the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) for past several years Governor NN Vohra has written to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti seeking action on the SVC recommendation without any delay, an official spokesman said here Friday.
Vohra remarked that no action had so far been taken on the recommendations made by the SVC regarding amendments to the provisions of the Vigilance Commission Act, 2011.
He suggested an urgent review meeting at the Chief Minister’s level and directions being issued to all ministers and administrative secretaries to ensure that all reports or recommendations of SVC are dealt with without any delay.
Vohra noted that the SVC was established with the essential objective of promoting honest functioning of the administrative apparatus and that it is of vital importance to ensure transparency and accountability in the functioning of the governmental machinery and to promptly bring to book all those who indulge in dishonest practices.
“In this context, there can be no acceptable basis for the SVC’s functioning and its reports not being given full and timely attention,” he said.
The Governor’s letter comes after the Chief Vigilance Commissioner Kuldeep Khoda called on the Governor earlier this month and briefed him about the pending compliance of SVC recommendations.