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Vision &Mission of CVC Central Vigilance Commission

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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.


The Central Vigilance Commission has adopted a logo. The logo consists of a graphic representation of an eye encased within the letter “C”. The eye represented in a pleasing blue colour is symbolic of the collective determination of the community to be vigilant against any erosion of rights through illegal and improper actions of public servants. Encased within the letter “C” the eye represents the Commission oversees the vigilance administration in all public organisations and help in arriving at quick and logical decisions in all vigilance cases. The logo has grouped positive and negative elements within it and the deliberate choice of the blue colour signifies an active, ever vigilant but positive and friendly Central Vigilance Commission.

CVC logo

The logo has been designed especially for the Commission by the renowned Graphic Designer, Shri Binoy Sarkar. Alumni of Yale University, USA, Shri Sarkar has also to his credit designing of such striking logos as of the Indian Airlines, ECIL, Airports Authority of India, Trade Fair Authority of India (Now ITPO), Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to name but a few.

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