The Central Vigilance Commission was setup by a Government Resolution in 1964. The Commission was accorded the status of independent statutory authority through the Central Vigilance Commission Act,2003.
As the apex integrity institution, the Commission is mandated to fight corruption and to ensure integrity in public administration.
To promote integrity in the governance processes by:
- Creation of a credible deterrence against corruption through prompt enforcement of anti-corruption laws and regulations
- Undertaking effective preventive measures to minimize the scope of corruption.
- Raising public awareness to inculcate ethical values and reduce society's tolerance towards corruption.