The Director General of Income-tax (Vigilance) is the Chief Vigilance Officer
(CVO) of the Income-tax department. He/She is appointed with the concurrence of
the Central Vigilance Commission, and function directly under the Central Board
of Direct Taxes. He/She reports to Member (Personnel) and Chairman, CBDT.
CVO heads the vigilance Division and acts as a special assistant/advisor to the
Chief Executive in all matters pertaining to vigilance. He also provides a link
between the department and the Central Vigilance Commission and the department
and the Central Bureau of Investigation. Vigilance functions to be performed by
the CVO include collecting intelligence about the corrupt practices committed,
or likely to be committed by the employees of his organisation; investigating or
causing an investigation to be made into verifiable allegations reported to him;
processing investigation reports for further consideration of the disciplinary
authority concerned; referring the matters to the Commission for advice wherever
necessary, taking steps to prevent commission of improper practices/misconducts,
Supervision and control over the work of the
different Directorates of Income Tax (Vigilance).
Vigilance clearance for group ‘A’ Officers
In respect of group ‘A’ level officers,
finalization of the Agreed List of officers of doubtful integrity and the
list of officers whose work would be subjected to Vigilance Inspection.
Maintenance of CVO’s registers for Group ‘A’
Preparation and furnishing of reports to CBDT
Framing of norms and issuing guidelines for
vigilance functions of the Department.
Drawing up the annual action plan for
vigilance work for various functionaries of the department including DGIT
(Vig.) himself, DITs ( Vig.), CCITs and DGITs.
Dealing with complaints.
Action on self – contained report.
Assistance to Disciplinary Authority in
matters relating to Disciplinary Proceedings.
Action in respect for cases processed /
investigated by the CBI.
References to CVC.
References to UPSC.
References to DOP & T / Ministry of law /
Scrutiny of immovable property returns.
Coordination with CBI and CVC in respect of
complaints against officers of the Departments.
To undertake a study of existing procedure and practices
to identify those procedures or practices which provide a scope for
corruption, and also to suggest suitable modifications.
To undertake a review of the regulatory functions with a
view to see whether all of them are strictly necessary and whether the
manner of discharge of those functions and exercise of powers of control are
capable of improvement;
To device adequate methods of control over exercise of
discretion so as to ensure that discretionary powers are not exercised
arbitrarily but in a transparent and fair manner;
To educate the citizens about the procedures of dealing
with various matters and also to simplify the cumbersome procedures as far
DGIT (Vig.) acts as cadre controlling authority in
respect of Group ‘B’ officers as also the staff allocated to the regional
directorates and DGIT (Vigilance).
DGIT (Vig) will handle the vigilance and disciplinary
matters of the gazetted officers working under his administrative control.
He/She will function as reporting/reviewing officer in
respect of the DsIT(Vig)/Addl.DIT working under his/her jurisdiction.
DGIT (Vigilance) shall coordinate the activities and
streamline the working of the different directorates functioning under his