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Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau is the main Government Organisation 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.

  1. Criminal misconduct of Public Servants as defined in PC Act 1988.
  2. Dishonest or improper conduct or abuse of power by Public Servants.
  3. Gross dereliction of duty or negligence.
  4. Misappropriation of public funds involving more than Rs. 50,000/-
  5. Amassment of wealth disproportionate to the known sources of income.
  6. Misuse of Public money or property.
  7. Preventive vigilance actions and activities.

Besides conducting investigation into Vigilance Cases, the Bureau also conducts Vigilance Enquiries, Confidential Verifications and Surprise Checks. The Bureau also collects intelligence report about corrupt officials and maintains dossiers on them

 

Organization Structure


Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister  
Office of the Chief Minister
3rd Floor, North Block, Secretariat,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
PIN- 695001
Tel: 0471 – 2333241
FAX: 0471 – 2333489
E-mail: chiefminister@kerala.gov.in
Residence: 0471 – 2314853, 2318406
Website:www.keralacm.gov.in
   
Department Vigilance,Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram
   
Additional Chief Secretary Shri. T. K. Jose IAS  
Room No. 357(A) & 358
Main Block
Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram
Tel: 0471- 2333174/2518455
Fax: 0471- 2327395
E-mail: acs.home@kerala.gov.in
acs.wrd@kerala.gov.in
   
Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau
Director
Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau
PMG, Thiruvananthapuram
Tel: 0471- 2303220, 2303854
Fax: 0471- 2305033
Email:dir.vacb@kerala.gov.in
   

WEBSITE

vigilance.kerala.gov.in

 

Department Sections

The Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau is headed by the Director who is of the rank of Director General of Police. The Director is to be assisted by four Officers of the rank of Additional Director General of Police to Deputy Inspector General of Police. In addition to the above, a Superintendent of Police is also posted in the Directorate, for assisting the Director in administrative matters. He is also the head of the intelligence unit in the Headquarter.

 

(i) Ranges:- There are four Ranges, each headed by a Superintendent of Police with territorial jurisdiction, located at Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Kozhikode.

 

(ii) Districts:- Each range comprises of a number of Revenue districts. In each of the 14 Revenue Districts, there is a Vigilance Unit headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

 

(iii) Special Units: - In addition to the above, there are six Special Units. These are the three Special Cells located at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikkode, two Special Investigation Units (I&II) at Thiruvananthapuram, one Special Investigation Team to investigate Brahmapuram Diesel Power Plant (BDPP) cases at Ernakulam. The three Special Cells and two Special Investigation Units are headed by Superintendents of Police. The Special Investigation Team at Ernakulam, which is constituted for the investigation of the Vigilance Case regarding the irregularities in the implementation of Brahmapuram Diesel Power Plant, is headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police and the Headquarters of the team is at Ernakulam. The team is now under the administrative control of Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, Special Cell, Ernakulam.

 

(iv) Research Analysis and Enforcement Wing:- A Research Analysis and Enforcement Wing is functioning in the Directorate to assist the field Officers in technical matters connected with Enquiries/Investigations undertaken by this Bureau. The wing consists of One Executive Engineer (Civil), One Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil), One Executive Engineer (Mechanical) and one Accounts Officer (Audit). All these Officers are taken on deputation basis.

 

(v) Legal Wing:- This Bureau has its own Legal Wing to conduct the prosecution of Cases in the four Special Courts and to attend to the work in the two Vigilance Tribunals on behalf of the State.The legal wing consists of one Legal Adviser at Thiruvananthapuram and six Additional Legal Advisers having headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Thrissur, and Kozhikkode.The Legal Wing also furnishes legal opinion in Enquiries/Investigations undertaken by this Bureau.

 

(vi) Intelligence Branch: - An Intelligence Branch headed by Superintendent of Police (Int.) is functioning in the Directorate to collect, collate and analyse intelligence about corrupt officials. In each Range also there are Intellignece wing under the Superintendents of Police.

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' (Q.V.) 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 P.C. 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 authorised to register Cases Suo-moto. This Bureau also collects intelligence about corrupt officials and proceeds further in which there are sufficient material facts.
 
(v) Zero Tolerance to corruption:-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) Arising Kerala:- 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:- It 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)VigNet:- 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.

 

TRIAL CASES
There are 4 Special Courts functioning in the State exclusively for the trial of Vigilance Cases charge sheeted by this Bureau with Headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Thrissur, and Kozhikode. Scope for filing appeal is examined in every case, which ends in acquittal and action is taken to file appeal if found necessary.
 

ENQUIRY BY THE VIGILANCE TRIBUNALS

There are two Vigilance Tribunals, one at Thiruvananthapuram and the other at Kozhikode to conduct enquiry in disciplinary proceedings, warranting the award of major penalties, referred by the Government on the recommendations of this Bureau. The Vigilance Tribunals after completing the enquiry, forward the reports directly to Government with its recommendations for final disposal by Government.
 
 
Papers on Allegations relating to—
1. All India Service (I.A.S.& I.P.S)
2. Home Department (Police, Vigilance, Fire-Force, Jail etc)
3. Taxes Department (Kerala State Financial Enterprises, Lottery, Excise,Registration, Agricultural Income Tax and Sales Tax etc.)
4. Transport Department (Motor Vehicle, KSRTC, Water Transport etc.)
5. Housing Department.
 
Papers on Allegations relating to—
1. Education (General Education, Higher Education, and Technical) Universities, Printing and Stationery, Sports and Youth Affairs etc.
2. Food and Civil Supplies.
3. Agriculture (Including Soil Conservation, Kerala State Coconut Development Corporation etc.)
4. Animal Husbandary, Dairy Development, Meat Products of India etc.
5. Industries Department, Industries & Commerce, Mining and Geology etc.
6. Co-operation.
 
1. All establishment papers relating to Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau.
2. Allegations relating to Health and Family Welfare Department (Health, Medical Education, Drugs Control, Indigenous Medicine, Ayurveda Colleges, Homoeopathy etc.)
3. Fisheries and Ports department, Environment Department.
4. The Kerala Lok Ayukta,
5. Vigilance Tribunals.
6. Establishment papers relating to Enquiry Commissioner & Special Judges.
7. Special Attorney, Kerala Lok Ayukta.
 
Papers on Allegations relating to—
1. Finance Department (Local Fund Audit, Treasury, Kerala Financial Corporation, State Insurance Department etc.)
2. Labour Department (Including Factories and Boilers, Employment and Training, ESI etc)
3. Law Department (Including Law Officers, Advocate General's Office etc.)
4. Planning and Economic Affairs Department.
5. SC/ST Development Department.
6. Water Resources Department (Water Authority, Ground Water, Irrigation Department etc.)
7. Power Department (Kerala State Electricity Board, Electrical Inspectorate, ANERT etc.)
8. Local Self Government Department (Panchayat, Municipalities, Corporations, KILA etc.)
9. Science and Technology and Environment Department.
10. NORKA
11. Social Welfare Department.
 
1. Papers on Commission of Enquiries in to allegation against Ministers, MPs, MLAs under PC Act and General issues.
2. Allegations relating to Revenue (Land Revenue, Legal Metrology, Devaswom Survey and land Records etc.)
3. Secretariat including PRD, Law Department and Finance Department.
4. Cultural Affairs Department, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, IMG etc.
5. Miscellaneous papers of Department.
6. Forest and Wild life Department.
7. Local Self Government (Rural Development) Department.
8. Public works Department.
9. Tourism Department.
10.Preparation of Guidelines collection of Statistical data.
11.Departmental Vigilance
12.General Review of the Department.
13.Monitoring Reports of Certificate regarding property statement.

Contact Us

 

 

 

No. Department Sections Phone No.
1. VIGILANCE(A) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518081
2. VIGLANCE(B) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518022
3. VIGLANCE(C) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518350
4. VIGLANCE(D) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518403
5. VIGLANCE(E) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518196

 

ADDRESS DATA BASE OF OFFICES OF VIGILANCE & ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAU.

SL. NO. NAME OF OFFICE PLACE NAME DISTRICT TELEPHONE NO./ FAX NUMBER
1 Office of the Director, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau. PMG, Vikas Bhavan (P.O.), Opposite KSRTC Depot. Thiruvananthapuram 0471-2305393 Fax No. 0471 - 305033 Mob: 9447500050
2 Office of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Special Investigation Unit-I, Thiruvananthapuram. Poojappura(P.O.) Thiruvananthapuram 0471- 2346252 Fax No. 0471-2346686 Mob: 9447500020
3 Office of the Supdt. of Police, Special Investigation Unit-II, Thiruvananthapuram Kunchalummoodu, Karamana(P.O.) Thiruvananthapuram 0471-2340054
4 Office of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Southern Range, Thiruvananthapuram. Thekkummodu Thiruvananthapuram 0471- 2304118 Fax No. 0471-2304118 Mob:9447500022
5 Office of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Special Cell, Thiruvananthapuram. Adarsh Nagar, Thekkummoodu Thiruvananthapuram 0471- 2559730 Fax No. 0471-2559730 Mob: 9447500011
6 Office of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Eastern Range, Kottayam. Muttambalam, Kottayam Municipality Kottayam 0481- 2585504 Fax No. 0481- 2585504 Mob: 9447500030
7 Office of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Central Range, Ernakulam. Kathrikkadavu Ernakulam 0484- 2402044 Fax No.0484- 2402044 Mob: 9447500040
8 Office of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Special Cell, Ernakulam. Kathrikkadavu Ernakulam 0484- 2330122 Fax No. 0484- 2330122 Mob: 9447500033
9 Office of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Northern Range, Kozhikode. Thondayad Kozhikode 0495-2383128 Fax No.0495-2383128 Mob: 9447500055
10 Office of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Special Cell, Kozhikode. Thondayad Kozhikode 0495-2766824 Fax No. 0495-2766824 Mob: 9447500044
11 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Thiruvananthapuram Unit. Thekkummodu Thiruvananthapuram 0471-2304119 Mob: 9447582421
12 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kollam Unit. Cutcherry Junction Kollam 0474 - 2795092 Mob: 9447582422
13 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Pathanamthitta Unit. Pathanamthitta Pathanamthitta 0468 - 2223270 Mob: 9447582423
14 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Idukki Unit. Muttom Idukki 0486- 2222727 Mob: 9447582428
15 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Alappuzha Unit. Vazhicherry Alappuzha 0477 - 2246016 Mob: 9447582427
16 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kottayam Unit. Muttambalam, Kottayam Municipality Kottayam 0481 - 2585144 Mob: 9447582426
17 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance Anti-Corruption Bureau, Ernakulam Unit. Kathrikkadavu Ernakulam 0484 - 2400010 Mob: 9447582431
18 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Palakkad Unit. Erummakkara Street near Kaliyan Tourist Home, GB Road. Palakkad 0491 - 2548510 Mob: 9447582435
19 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Thrissur Unit. Shornur Road, Thrissur. Thrissur 0487 - 2334200 Mob: 9447582434
20 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Malappuram Unit. Kottappady Malappuram 0483 - 2734910 Mob: 9447582439
21 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Wayanad Unit. Meenangadi Wayanad 04936 - 247310 Mob: 9447582441
22 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kozhikode Unit. Thondayad Kozhikode 0495 - 2382034 Mob: 9447582438
23 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kannur Unit. Thavakkara Kannur 0497 - 2707778 Mob: 9447582440
24 Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kasaragod Unit. Vidhyanagar Muttathode Village. Kasaragod 04994 - 255889 Mob: 9447582422
25 Office of the Legal Advisor, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Thiruvananthapuram. Court Complex, Vanchiyoor Thiruvananthapuram 0471-2462092
26 Office of the Additional Legal Advisor, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kottayam Muttambalam, Kottayam Municipality Kottayam 0471-2462092
27 Office of the Legal Advisor-I, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kozhikode. AGRoad Kozhikode 0471-2462092
28 Office of the Legal Advisor-II, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kozhikode. AGRoad Kozhikode 0471-2462092
29 Office of the Legal Advisor, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Thrissur Shornur Road, Thrissur. Thrissur 0487-2327273

 

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