Criminal Trident Pack: IPC, CrPC and IEA by Sr. Adv. G.S Shukla and Adv. Raghav Arora
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Mastan   25 November 2020

Do the court staff comes under state vigilance commission

Dear learned members,

         please enlighten me in this case that whether the court clerical staff comes under state vigilance commission if they practice corrupt activities? OR do we have to complaint to the same magistrate/judge in court OR to registrar(vigilance).

thanks in advance.


 6 Replies

Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     26 November 2020

Courts have an independent vigilance system.

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     26 November 2020

You may complain with Registrar (vigilance) in High court.  But think twice and consult your advocate, if you are a litigant, as none of the employees take it lightly and you may face more complications and the certainty is that they do not take any action as they know how to dilute such complaint.

P. Venu (Advocate)     27 November 2020

Yes, Courts have have their own vigilance system under the supervision of the High Court. However, almost every institution in our country adopt a passive approach when the corruption is systemic.

Rikki Smith   07 March 2021

really interesting

avadhesh Paliwal   07 March 2021


G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     07 March 2021

Let me submit, even in cases where there is more injustice and pure vigilance angle, no advocate is prepared to take up those cases, as they have every day work with all such departments, and his other cases are delayed purposefully.  No advocate is prepared to help in matters connected with such matters in courts, on the other hand, there are cases where advocates were called and asked to pressurize the clients to withdraw the complaints.  Even if one case of an advocate is dismissed in technical and genuine grounds, the advocate blames the client who lodged the complaint and says that because of the complaint, he lost the case due to prejudice against the advocate's client.  However Vigilance is more effective, and cases are taken with strict sense.  To cite an example, none of the courts are uploading the IA petitions, even though they have to be uploaded as per mandate and the clients at distant places is not aware of such number of IAs filed by other parties, and counter filed by his advocate against those IAs filed by other parties.  The client preferred RTI and sought the number of IAS filed, pending, status and reasons for not uploading, believe me, the client was harassed to such extent that he regretted and is afraid that his case will be dismissed with such prejudices due to filing of RTI Application seeking such status.  As everyone is aware filing frivolous IAS and not taking them within the time frame is main hurdle in settling the cases, and for one case Advocates do not object it seriously due to interdependence and understanding between advocates in several matters.and no one wishes to spoil interrelations with one case, whatever the genuine reasons may be.

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