Central Vigilance Commission & Central Bureau of Investigation

Central Vigilance Commission & Central Bureau of Investigation

Hello enthusiasts, are you’ll wandering the internet in search of an informative article to read? Now, you can stall the search and sit down and read this article as here we are going to talk about the two most important bodies, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Interesting isn’t it? Knowing about these two bodies is just as necessary for the general public as it is for an aspirant of any competitive exam. We will touch on various factors related to the two bodies starting with discussing CVC and its objectives and then moving ahead to reading about CBI and its objectives. Therefore, make sure that you read the article till the end. Now without any further ado let’s start the reading.

What Is The Central Vigilance Commission & Its Function?

The points mentioned below will help you learn about the establishment and the purpose of the Central Vigilance Commission. Therefore, make sure that you read each point positively.


  • The government of India established the Central Vigilance Commission in the year 1964 on the suggestion of the K. Santhanam Committee on the prevention of corruption.
  • It is an agency also known as the apex vigilance establishment that started to restrain depravity in offices of the Indian government.
  • It functions on the approach of ‘Zero Tolerance Against Corruption.’ Since 25 August 1998, CVC is a multi-member commission having a statutory status.
  • Complaints from whistleblowers (a worker of the firm/public office reporting to the public about scams/misconducts in the office) under ‘Whistleblower Resolution’ are accepted by CVC after which the commission takes measures on motivated actions.
  • The agency is free of rule from any executive regime. Its role is to scrutinize all vigilance activity under the Central Government and inform various regimes in Central Government organizations in planning, implementing, inspecting, and improving their vigilance work.
  • CVC has three members all appointed by the President, the Central Vigilance Commissioner, and two Vigilance Commissioners.
  • The first Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India was Nittoor Srinivasa Rau. The existing Central Vigilance Commissioner of India 2021 is Sanjay Kothari.

What Is The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) & Its Functions?

From the points below you will learn about the Central Bureau of Investigation in depth. Each point has new information to offer. Therefore, make sure that you read each point positively.


  • The Central Bureau of Investigation is a primary investigating agency that is established as a Special Police Establishment in 1941.
  • It is not a statutory body it obtains its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
  • Earlier it was established to probe cases of depravity in procurement during the Second World War.
  • Later, the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption suggested the formation of the CBI. The CBI was then created by a resolution of the Home Affairs Ministry. The Ministry of Personnel, later on, took over the duty of the CBI and now it plays the role of a connected office.
  • The agency is dependent on the home ministry for staffing since many of its operatives come from the Indian Police Service.
  • The CBI also depends on the ministry of law for lawyers and also doesn’t have functional independence to some degree.
  • It functions under the surveillance of the Central Vigilance Commission in cases pertaining to the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
  • CBI investigates cases related to the violation of economic and fiscal laws. However, cases of this character are carried on by the CBI either at the proposal of the department concerned or in consultation with the concerned department.

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