Important Features of the “Whistle-Blowers” Resolution
• The CVC shall, as the Designated Agency (herein after referred to as the
Commission), receive written complaints or disclosure on any allegation of
corruption or of misuse of office by any employee of the Central Government
or of any corporation established under any Central Act, government
companies, societies or local authorities owned or controlled by the Central
• The Commission will ascertain the identity of the complainant; if the complaint
is anonymous, it shall not take any action in the matter.
• The identity of the complainant will not be revealed unless the complainant
himself has made either the details of the complaint public or disclosed his
identity to any other office or authority.
• While calling for further report/investigation, the Commission shall not disclose
the identity of the informant and also shall request the head of the
organization concerned to keep the identity of the informant a secret, if for any
reason the identity is revealed.
• The Commission shall be authorised to call upon the CBI or the police
authorities, as considered necessary, to render all assistance to complete the
investigation pursuant to the complaint received.
• If any person is aggrieved by any action on the ground that he is being
victimised due to the fact that he had filed a complaint or disclosure, he may
file an application before the Commission seeking redressal in the matter,
wherein the Commission may give suitable directions to the person or the
• If the Commission is of the opinion that either the complainant or the
witnesses need protection, it shall issue appropriate directions to the
government authorities concerned.
• In case the Commission finds the complaint to be motivated or vexatious, it
shall be at liberty to take appropriate steps.
• The Commission shall not entertain or inquire into any disclosure in respect of
which a formal and public inquiry has been ordered under the Public Servants
Inquiries Act, 1850, or a matter that has been referred for inquiry under the
Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952.
• In the event of the identity of the informant being disclosed in spite of the
Commission’s directions to the contrary, the Commission is authorised to
initiate appropriate action in accordance with the extant regulations against
the person or agency making such a disclosure.