Vigilance Cell in the Planning Commission is working under 'Career Management and Vigilance Desk ' . Vigilance activities carried out during the year are given below.

Vigilance Set up

2. The vigilance unit of the Planning Commission which functions under a part-time Chief Vigilance Officer deals with all vigilance cases, i.e., cases of corruption, mal-practices and lack of integrity in respect of `A’, `B’ and `C’ officers. It is also responsible for issuing vigilance clearance certificates at the time of promotion, forwarding of applications for outside jobs/passports, release from the Planning Commission on transfer/retirement etc. and advising the administration on other disciplinary cases which may be referred to it for advice.

3. Planning Commission being a non-public dealing department did not receive any complaint of vigilance nature from the general public during April to December, 1999 except a few complaints against officials of NIC which were transferred to the Ministry of Information Technology after the NIC was transferred out of the Planning Commission to that Ministry.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment

4. In accordance with the guidelines and norms prescribed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in a Public Interest Litigation WPNo (crl) 666-70 of 1992, a complaints Mechanism committee on Sexual harassment in the Planning Commission headed by Dr. (Mrs.) Prema Ramachandran, Adviser (Health) with two other Members was constituted. The relevant provisions of the conduct Rules on the subject were widely circulated in the Planning Commission. During the period April-December, 1999, not a single complaint has been reported to the Committee.