SERVICES / ACTIVITIES
(i) Vigilance Enquiries
Vigilance Enquiries are ordered by the Government based on complaints received. This Bureau does not conduct any Vigilance Enquiry on its own.
(ii) Surprise Checks
The Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, at its initiative, conducts Surprise Checks on receipt of petitions and Source reports.
(iii) Quick Verifications
Government is the proper authority to order a Vigilance Enquiry. But very often Government forward references to this Bureau for examination and report without formally ordering a Vigilance Enquiry. The Courts also forward a number of references for enquiries without strictly ordering Vigilance Enquiry. In such references, action is required to ascertain prima facie the genuineness of the contents of the petition by generally verifying the basic facts. Conducting elaborate Vigilance Enquiries on all Court Endorsed References and Government Endorsed References would only delay the replies to Court/Government for a long time. Hence a new practice of conducting ‘Quick Verification' (QV) started from 01.10.2008 onwards. The time limit prescribed for completion of Quick Verification is 45 days or such time limits as may be prescribed by Court or Government.
(iv) Vigilance Cases
Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau register cases Under the PC Act 1988 on finding prima facie evidence of criminal misconduct by Public Servants, after conducting Vigilance Enquiry/Confidential Verification/Surprise Check/Quick Verification and on receipt of information of demand and acceptance of bribe by Public Servants. Vigilance Cases are registered by the Unit Officers on getting sanction from the Director of the Bureau after assessing the evidence available. In Trap Cases, the Unit Officers are authorized to register Cases Suo-moto. This Bureau also collects intelligence about corrupt officials and proceeds further in which there are sufficient material facts.
(v) Conducting Anti-corruption campaigns, educational empowering, identifying and promoting Good Governance and best practices from various Govt. Departments, identifying the wastage of money sources in various government sectors, measure the corruption through organization study, durable strategies to develop “Zero Tolerance to corruption”.
(vi) ArisingKerala: This platform aims to bring up all the corruption cases to public view, irrespective of the hierarchy. Any unethical happening can be posted irrespective of the people involved in it but with the proofs, as this provides the base for the proceedings. This is a community which includes the common people, media personnel’s, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department, Government of Kerala officials and other higher authorities.
(vii) Kerala Anti-corruption Index (KAI): Kerala Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau implemented the programme to measure the level of corruption on a monthly basis in this state. KAI is a group of 20 to 25 simple, composite indicators or parameters upon which people feel or access corruption that their see, hear or experience in everyday life. KAI can be applied in every sphere of society and various Government Department.
(viii) Good Governance Audit (GGA): For anti-corruption process GGA team constitute in VACB. The team of GGA will examine study, scrutinize, access the decision, process, impact on anti-corruption, abuse of power, nepotism, abuse of function, obstruction of justice etc.
(ix) Whistle Now: It is revolutionary platform, a citizen driven anti-corruption campaign. This application can be downloaded through Google Play store and any one can upload matters, photos, videos, and audio in it in connection with corruption around them.
(x) EduVigil is a voluntary participatory program focused on professional education sector. It is one among the programs of “Creative Vigilance” aimed at capacity building for “Zero Tolerance to Corruption thereby assuring good governance in Kerala.
(xi) Vigi Net: It is an anti-corruption campaign through the local Vayanasalas and libraries. Poster displays in the library at a prominent place, based on campaign materials produced by the R & T campaign Action Group. The endeavor is to evolve a good methodology of creating a culture of Zero Tolerance to corruption at the grass roots levels, with the local library as the medium.
(xii) Induction training: The main objective of Induction training is impart knowledge, skill and attitude against corruption among candidates who receive appointment letter from PSC, before starting their 1st day’s job.