Anti-Corruption & Vigilance Unit Page
In the year 1963 a small vigilance unit was established under a Dy.SP of A & N Police assisted by 2 Inspectors, 2 Sub-Inspectors , 1 Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 2 Head Constables and 2 Constables under the A & N Administration. This unit was entrusted with task of conducting enquires into the complaints on the vigilance angle/ corruption against erring govt. servants of A & N Administration. The Unit was manned by drawing police officers from A & N Police on transfer without any extra remuneration.
In the year 1975 the Chief secretary of A & N Administration was designated as chief vigilance Officer by the Government of India. There has been a regular growth of departmental activities during the last 3 decades and similarly manpower under the Administration has also increased tremendously.
The Anti-Corruption Unit of the A&N Islands has been functioning as a Police Station since 28.3.2000 with jurisdiction over the whole of the Union Territory of A&N Islands in respect of the offences under the prevention of corruption Act 1988. Likewise, the sessions Judge of the A&N Islands has been appointed as the special Judge for the whole of the territory of A&N Islands to try offences under the relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
The Vigilance Organization of the Administration functions under the control of Chief Vigilance Officer/Chief Secretary.