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Vigilance

 

Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister of Kerala
 
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
Vigilance Department Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram
Shri. Subrata Biswas  IAS
Additional Chief Secretary
Room No. 357(A) & 358

Main Block
Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram
 

Tel: 0471- 2333174/2518455
Fax: 0471- 2327395

E-mail: acs.home@kerala.gov.in
acs@home.kerala.gov.in

Dr. Nirmal Chandra Asthana IPS
Director, Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau

Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau
PMG
Thiruvananthapuram

Tel: 0471- 2303220, 2303854
Fax: 0471- 2305033
E-mail: dir.vacb@kerala.gov.in

WEBSITE

www.keralavigilance.org

 

About

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.

Vigilance Department
Mission and Vision of the department

Organization

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.

Line departments, Institutions and organizations under the department
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. 50,000/-
(v) Amassment of wealth disproportionate to the known sources of income.
(vi) Misuse of Public money or property.

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

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.

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.

 1. Vigilance (A) Department
Phone: 0471-251808
1

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.

2. Vigilance (B) Department
Phone:0471-251 8022

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.

3. Vigilance (C) Department
Phone:0471-251 8350

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.

4. Vigilance (D) Department
Phone. : 0471-2518403

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.

5. Vigilance (E) Department
Phone: 0471- 2518196

1. Papers on Commission of Enquiries in to allegation agsinst 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.

Important Officials

 

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

 

Related Websites

 

Vigilance and Anti- Corruption
 
www.keralavigilance.org
Information & Public Relations Department
 
www.prd.kerala.gov.in