Central Vigilance Commission

Multiple Choice Questions MCQs

1. Who appoints the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners in India?

(a) Chief Justice of India

(b) Prime Minister

(c) Home Minister

(d) President

2. Who administers the oath of office to newly-appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)?

(a) President

(b) Chief justice of India

(c) CBI Chief

(d) Any sitting Judge of Supreme Court

3. Which committee recommended the establishment of Central Vigilance Commission? [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]

(a) Sarkariya Committee

(b) Santhanam Committee

(c) Balwant rai Mehta Committee

(d) Narshingham Committee

4. Who appoints the Central Vigilance Commissioner?

(a) President

(b) President,  after obtaining the recommendation from a committee consist of Prime Minister of India, Home Minister and Leader of opposition

(c) Prime Minister, Home Minister and Chief Justice of India

(d) President, after having consultation with Chief election Commissioner of India

5. Who have the power to remove Central Vigilance Commissioner and other Vigilance commissioners?

(a) President after inquiry report of Supreme Court

(b) Chief Justice of Supreme Court

(c) President on the recommendation of Election Commission.

(d) Prime Minister, Home Minister and Chief Justice of India

6. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) can consist of maximum how many members including the chairman?

(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 5

7. What is the maximum term of Central Vigilance Commissioner and other vigilance commissioners?

(a) 2 years
(b) 3 years
(c) 4 years
(d) 5 years

8. When was Central Vigilance Commission was set up?

(a)1954
(b)1995
(c)1964
(d)1985

Explanation : Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was created in 1964 to address governmental corruption, monitoring all vigilance under the central government, and advising various authorities.

9. Which of the following statement is NOT correct about the Central Vigilance Commission of India?

(a)The Central Vigilance Commissioner is to be appointed by the President of India.
(b)Tenure of Central Vigilance Commissioner is 5 years
(c) Central Vigilance Commissioner can be removed or suspended from the office by the President on the ground of misbehavior but only after the Supreme Court has held an inquiry into his case and recommended action against him.
(d) The Central Vigilance Commission is mainly an advisory body and has no adjudicatory functions.

10. Who of the following is not the part of the committee to select the CVC?

(a)Home Minister
(b)Leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha
(c) Prime Minister of India
(d)Leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha

11. Which of the following is the function of the CVC?

(a) The Commission is mainly an advisory body and has no adjudicatory functions.
(b) To exercise superintendence over the functions of Delhi special police establishment
(c)To tender advice to the central government and all its authorities on such matters referred to it by them.
(d)All of the above

12. Where is the headquarter of CVC?

(a) Mumbai
(b) Kolkata
(c)New Delhi
(d) Bangaluru

13. The office of Central Vigilance Commissioner falls under the ………Ministry.

(a) Ministry of Personnel and Training
(b) Home Ministry
(c) Law Ministry
(d) None of the above

Explanation: The Central Vigilance Commission is an independent body that is only responsible for the Parliament. So it is not controlled by any Ministry/Department.

14. The power of Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate cases is derived from: [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
(a) Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003.
(b) Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
(c) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
(d) Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

15. Which one of the following statements with regard to superintendence of Delhi Special Police Establishment is correct? [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
(a) The superintendence of the Delhi Special Police Establishment vests in the Central Vigilance Commission
(b) The superintendence of the Delhi Special Police Establishment vests in the Central Government
(c) The powers of the Central Vigilance Commission over Delhi Special Police Establishment extends only to investigation of offences committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
(d) The superintendence of the Delhi Special Police Establishment vests in the Director, Central Bureau of Investigation

16. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct? [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
(a) Central Vigilance Commission is empowered to review the progress of applications pending with the competent authorities for sanction of prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
(b) Central Vigilance Commission has all powers of a civil court while conducting an inquiry referred to in clause (c) and (d) of sub-section 1 of Section 8
(c) Central Vigilance Commission exercises superintendence over the functioning of the Delhi Special Police Establishment in all cases of investigation of offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
(d) All appointment in Central Vigilance Commission can be made by the Parliament.

17. What is the term of office for the Central Vigilance Commissioner? [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017] [UPSC CBI DAPP 2015]
(a) 4 Years or 65 years of age, whichever is earlier
(b) 3 Years or 62 years of age, whichever is earlier
(c) 5 Years or 65 years of age, whichever is earlier
(d) 4 Years or 62 years of age, whichever is earlier

18. Proceedings before the Central Vigilance Commission under Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 shall be deemed to be:  [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
(a) Administrative.
(b) Judicial.
(c) Quasi Judicial.
(d) Executive

19. Who among the following can be appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioners? [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
1. Who have been or are in an All-India Service
2. Who have been or are in a civil post under the Union having knowledge and experience of at least ten years
3. Who have been or are in any civil service of the Union having knowledge and experience in the matters relating to vigilance, policy making and administration including police administration
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 2 and 3

20.Which of the following statements about the proceedings of the Central Vigilance Commission is / are correct? [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
1. All proceedings shall be conducted at its Headquarters
2. No proceedings shall be invalid merely by reason of vacancy in the Commission
3. No proceedings shall be invalid merely by reason of defect in the appointment of Central
Vigilance Commissioner
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 3 only

21. Which one of the following statements is correct about Central Vigilance Commissioner? [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
(a) He is a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of IPC
(b) He is a judge within the meaning of section 19 of IPC
(c) He is a court of justice within the meaning of section 20 of IPC
(d) He is appointed by the President on the recommendations of a committee consisting of Prime Minister, Minister of Law and Justice and the Leader of Opposition in the House of People.

22. The Central Vigilance Commissioner may be removed from his office only if he: [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
1. engages in any paid employment outside the duties of his office.
2. becomes interested in any contract made on behalf of Government of India and any inquiry has found him guilty by the Supreme Court.
3. has been convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

23. Who among the following is NOT a part of the Committee which recommends the name for the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner?  [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Chief Justice of India or a Judge of the Supreme Court nominated by him
(c) Union Minister for Home Affairs
(d) The leader of the opposition in the House of the People

24. Which one of the following is NOT included in the functions and powers of the Central Vigilance Commission? [UPSC CBI DAPP 2017]

(a) Exercise superintendence over the functioning of the Delhi Special Police Establishment relating to investigation of corruption cases

(b) Inquire or investigate offences on a reference by the Central Government under the Prevention of Corruption Act committed by a public servant being an employee of the Central Government or a corporation, company or society controlled by the Central Government

(c) Inquire into any complaint against any officer of the Central Government

(d) Exercise superintendence over the vigilance administration of the various Ministries of the Central Government or a corporation, company or society controlled by the Central Government

25. The Central Vigilance Commission. [UPSC CBI DAPP 2010]

(a) does not have the power of supervising the investigation of offences by the Delhi Special Police Establishment.

(b) does not have the power to review the progress of investigations of offences by the Delhi Special Police Establishment.

(c) does not have the power to direct the Delhi Special Police Establishment to conduct its investigation in a particular manner.

(d) has the power to direct the Delhi Special Police Establishment to conduct its investigation in a particular manner.

26. The Committee recommending the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner consist of [UPSC CBI DAPP 2010], [UPSC CBI DAPP 2015]

(a) The Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister.

(b) The Prime Minister, the Union Home Minister and the Leader of the opposition in the House of the People

(c) The Chief Justice of India and five other senior Judges of the Supreme Court nominated by him.

(d) The Prime Minister, the Leader of the opposition in both the Houses of Parliament and the Union Law Minister.

27. The President shall cause the report of the Central Vigilance Commission to be laid before: [UPSC CBI DAPP 2015]

(a) the Lok Sabha

(b) the Rajya Sabha

(c) each House of Parliament

(d) a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament

28. On ceasing to hold Office, the Central Vigilance Commissioner shall be: [UPSC CBI DAPP 2015]

(a) eligible for further employment to any office under the Government of India
(b) eligible for any diplomatic assignment only
(c) eligible for appointment as an Administrator of a Union Territory
(d) ineligible for further appointment to any office of profit under the Government

29. The Central Vigilance Commission is duty bound to present to the President a report as to the work done [UPSC CBI DAPP 2015]
(a) annually
(b) every three months
(c) every six months
(d) at least three times in a year

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