GK Questions & Answers on Central Vigilance Commission

Central Vigilance Commission was formed on 11 February 1964 to address governmental corruption. It is an independent autonomous body that reports to the Government of India. Check below GK questions and answers on Central Vigilance Commission which will help you to score well in various competitive examinations.

GK Questions on Central Vigilance Commission

Question: Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was established in which year?

a 1962

b 1965

c 1964

d 1963

Ans: C 1964

Question: Which of the following is/are true about Central Vigilance Commission:

I. cannot direct CBI to initiate inquires against any officer of the level of joint secretary and above on its own.

II. does not have powers to register criminal case.

III. deals only with vigilance of disciplinary cases.

IV. has supervisory powers over CBI.

V. does not have the power to call for any file. from CBI or to direct CBI to investigate any case in a particular manner.

a I, II

b I. II, III

c I. II, III, IV

d I. II, III, IV, V.

Ans: D I. II, III, IV, V

Question: In which year the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was given statutory status?

a 2006

b 2003

c 2001

d 2008

Ans: B 2003

Question: Who have the power to remove the Central Vigilance Commissioner and other Vigilance Commissioner?

a President with recommendation of Home Minister

b and Supreme Court

c Chief Justice of Supreme Court

d None of these

Ans: A President and Supreme Court

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

a 5

b 4

c 2

d 3

Ans: D 3

Question: Who administers the oath of office to the Central Vigilance Commissioner?

a The President

b Chief Justice of India

c High Court Cheif Justice

d CBI Cheif

Ans: A The President

Question: Who appoints the Central Vigilance Commissioner?

a Supreme Court

b Speaker

c President

d Parliament

Ans: C President

Question: The Central Vigilance Commission has been made a multi member Commission with “statutory status” with effect from

a 25th August 1998

b 15th August 1998

c 25th August 1999

d 25th August 1997

Ans: A 25th August 1998

Question: What is the maximum term of Central Vigilance Commissioner and other vigilance commissioners?

a 5 years

b 3 years

c 2 years

d 4 years

Ans: D 4 years

Question: Which of the following is/are correct about the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)?

  1. It works on the policy of ‘Zero Tolerance Against Corruption’.

  2. Central Vigilance Act came into effect in the year 2003 after the CVC bill was passed by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

a Only 1

b Only 2

c Both 1 and 2

d Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: C Both 1 and 2

Question: Who is the current Central Vigilance Commissioner of India?

a Sanjay Kothari

b K. V. Chowdary

c Suresh Patel

d Rajeev Maharshi

Ans: C Suresh Patel

Question: 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

Ans: D None of the above

Question: 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.

Ans: B Tenure of Central Vigilance Commissioner is 5 years

Question: Which committee recommends establishing the Chief Vigilance Commission in India?

a Santhanam Committee

b Goipariya Committee

c Raj Mananar Committee

d None of the above

Ans: A Santhanam Committee

Question: 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

Ans: D Leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha

Question: Who was the first Central Vigilance Commissioner of India?

a Sharad Kumar

b Nittoor Srinivasa Rau

c T. U. Vijayasekharan

d B. K. Acharya

Ans: B Nittoor Srinivasa Rau

Question: Which of the following is not 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

Ans: D All of the above

Question: Where is the headquarter of CVC?

a Mumbai

b Kolkata

c New Delhi

d Bangaluru

Ans: C New Delhi

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