About the Department
Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau is the main Government Organization to fight corruption among public servants. The Kerala Government vide G.O. MS No.525/64/Home dated 21.12.1964 ordered the formation of a separate Department replacing X-Branch of Police unit as Vigilance Division under the administrative control of a Director.
It was renamed as Vigilance Department vide Government letter No.5520/A1/75/Vig. Dated 27.08.1975. Again vide G.O.(P) No.15/97/Vig. Dated 26.03.1997 its nomenclature was changed to Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau.
The Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, functioning as a separate Department since 1964, is the main Agency of the State to deal with Cases involving corruption. The functioning of the Bureau is governed by the guidelines issued by the State Government vide G.O.(P) No.65/92/Vig dated 12.5.1992 and G.O.(P) No.18/97/Vig dated 5.4.1997.
Major Functions of the Department
The Bureau conducts Investigation/Enquiries into the following types of allegations involving Government Servants and Public Servants including those working in the Public Sector Undertakings of the State Government.
(i) Criminal misconduct of Public Servants as defined in PC Act 1988.
(ii) Dishonest or improper conduct or abuse of power by Public Servants.
(iii) Gross dereliction of duty or negligence.
(iv) Misappropriation of public funds involving more than Rs. 5,00,000/-
(v) Amassment of wealth disproportionate to the known sources of income.
(vi) Misuse of Public money or property.
(vii) Preventive vigilance actions and activities.
Besides conducting investigation into Vigilance Cases, the Bureau also conducts Vigilance Enquiries, Quick Verifications, Confidential Verifications and Surprise Checks. The Bureau also collects intelligence report about corrupt officials and maintains dossiers on them.
Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister of Kerala
Office of the Chief Minister
3rd Floor, North Block, Secretariat,
Tel: 0471 – 2333241
FAX: 0471 – 2333489
Residence: 0471 – 2314853, 2318406
Smt. Nalini Netto
Room No. 127
Tel: 0471- 2333174/2518455
Fax: 0471- 2327395
Election Department (Additional
charge of Chief Electoral Officer)
Shri. Dr. Jacob Thomas
Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau
Tel: 0471- 2303220, 2303854
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