Central Vigilance Commission: A Perspective Based on Historical Indian World View and Statecraft

AuthorNeetu Jain,Sanjay Pande
Publication Date01 Mar 2021
DOI10.1177/00195561211010025
SubjectArticles
Central Vigilance
Commission:
A Perspective Based on
Historical Indian World
View and Statecraft
Sanjay Pande1 and Neetu Jain1
Abstract
Central Vigilance Commission is the apex integrity institution of the nation.
It was formed by the government on the recommendations of the Santhanam
Committee by way of a Resolution on 11 February 1964. Over the period,
unparalleled services have been rendered by the Commission to the nation in
the field of anti-corruption. However, a far more important role played by the
Commission is that it has grown from strength to strength, while many other
institutions of national importance kept falling apart during this time. Its function-
ing has instilled a great degree of trust amongst the common public, and need-
less to say that this trust is the life blood of a democracy. The Commission is
however, faced with an uphill task of fighting corruption raising its head in view of
a fast-developing economy in a society which is becoming complex day by day.
The Commission is an institution which will be looked up to in the decade to
come. Its functioning will be closely scrutinised and criticised. Though much
has been written and recorded on the Commission, a perspective about the
Commission from the angle of historical Indian world view and statecraft is not
available. This is a curious gap in the body of knowledge as the Commission’s
formation draws a lot from ancient Indian world view and statecraft. The article
attempts to bridge this profound gap in the literature relating to the Central
Vigilance Commission.
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The Eternal Undercurrent
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mate reality despite the difficulties associated with the process of extrication.
Article
Indian Journal of Public
Administration
67(1) 117–125, 2021
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1 Indian Institute of Public Administration, I. P. Estate, ITO, New Delhi, India.
Corresponding author:
Neetu Jain, Indian Institute of Public Administration, I. P. Estate, ITO, New Delhi 110002, India.
E-mail: drneetujain76@gmail.com

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