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Preventive Action December 2012

(i)Commission issued Circular No. 17/12/2012 dated 07.12.2012 dispensing second stage consultation in disciplinary cases involving consultation with UPSC in accordance with the DoPT O.M. No. 372/10/2011-AVD.III (Pt.) dated 26.09.2012.

(ii) Commission has been emphasizing on the need for observing integrity, transparency, fairness and equity in all aspects of decision making including tendering and award of contracts. However, complaints alleging award of contracts on 'nomination basis' without adequate justification were being received in the Commission. Commission while reiterating its earlierOffice Order No. 23/7/07 dated 5.7.2007, which prescribes the exceptional circumstances where ' single source procurement' can be resorted to, issued guidelines vide Circular No. 18/12/2012 dated 11.12.2012 to all Ministries/Departments/Organizations for strict compliance.