The CVC was set up on February 11, 1964.

The CVC is considered to be the country’s anti-corruption watch dog.

The President has inaugurated the golden jubilee celebrations of CVC on February 11, 2014.


The CVC was set up on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption headed by K. Santhanam.

The purpose is to advise advice and guide the central government agencies in the field of vigilance.

The CVC enjoys the statutory status with effect from August 25, 1998.

STRENGTH: The Commission shall consist of a Central Vigilance Commissioner and not more than two vigilance commissioners.


The CVC is authorized to receive written complaints for disclosure on any allegation of corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is CVC a constitutional body?

CVC deals with the matter of Corruption. This is a Statutory Body established in the year 1964 through the executive resolution of the Central Government. In the year 2003, an act of law was passed in parliament after which CVC became a Statutory Body which means CVC is a Constitutional Body

What is the purpose of Central Vigilance Commission?

To address governmental corruption

What is the duty of vigilance officer?

To identify the sensitive/corruption prone spots in the Organization and keep an eye on personnel posted in such area. To plan and enforce surprise inspections and regular inspections to detect the systems, its failures and existence of corruption or malpractices.

What is Central Vigilance certificate?

CVC Certificate: CVC certificate or Central Vigilance Commission certificate is given to the Indian citizen who takes the online pledge to fight against corruption. The commission was set up by the government in 1964.

How many Vigilance Commissioners members are there in CVC?

The Commission was set up as a single member body in 1964. In terms of the Central Vigilance Commission Act 2003, the Commission has been made a multimember body, consisting of the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and two Vigilance Commissioners (VCs) as its members.

Is CBI under CVC?

CBI works under the overall supervision of CVC in matters related to the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The important role of CBI is prevention of corruption and maintaining integrity in administration.

When did CVC statutory status?

Consequent upon promulgation of an Ordinance by the President, the Central Vigilance Commission has been made a multi member Commission with “statutory status” with effect from 25th August,1998.