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  • Vigilance clearance is required for a candidate while on new Recruitment, Extension of service, Promotions to higher scales/posts, etc..
  • In case of new recruitment, this need to be obtained from the previous employer so that cases registered against them, extent of their involvement in cases involving moral turpitude, integrity, etc., are known to the new management.

Apply through email

  1. The employer or the department which intends to recruit/promote/send an employee abroad for training or seminar shall apply with their previous employer (Previous employer shall apply to the respective Vigilance department) or to the Vigilance Department as applicable for vigilance clearance.
  2. Link for the office contact details: Link
  3. As it was decided by Central Vigilance Commission to accept the application for such request through email, no hard copies will be accepted. So, please call up the contact number from the above contact link to find out the applying process as per current update.
  4. After consulting with the authority the application can be emailed as per the email ID obtained along with the required documents as per the “Required Documents” section.
  5. The mailed request will be processed internally.
  6. A report will be created after verifying the details.
  7. Based on the information and report, the Commission offers its comments whether anything adverse is available on its records against the candidate under consideration for empanelment/selection.
  8. This report will be mailed back electronically to the email ID as requested while applying.
Note :
  • In respect of officers serving in connection with the affairs of the Central government, the vigilance clearance will be obtained from the respective ministry. In all cases, the comments of the CVC will also be obtained.
  • While considering cases for grant of vigilance clearance for the purpose of empanelment of AIS [All-India Services] officers of a particular batch, the vigilance clearance will continue to be ascertained from the respective State government


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Candidate’s Residence proof (ration card / Passport /Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Candidate’sIdentity proof (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Aadhaar Card of the candidate
Note:Apart from the above documents authorities may advise to provide additional information or documents. Please provide them for processing.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Vigilance and anti-corruption bureau,
PMG, VikasBhavan P.O, Opposite KSRTC Depot,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695033
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 0471-2305033
Contact information: Link

Central Vigilance Commission,
Satarktabhavan ,Block-a,
Gpocomplex ,Ina,
New Delhi - 110 023.
Epabx :- 011- 24600200 (30 lines)
Fax : 011- 24651010/24651186
Email ID: [email protected]
Contact information: Link



  • Vigilance clearance is to be obtained
    • For those who are recruited in the government sector which requires vigilance clearance
    • For extension of service
    • For Promotions to higher scales/posts
    • For the Postings including transfers to sensitive areas/departments
    • For those who are sent for training abroad including Seminars/Conferences
    • For those who are nominated for Awards including National and International Awards


Fees / Charges details can be obtained from the authorities while applying.


Vigilance Clearance certificate is valid for a period of 3 months from the date of issue

Documents to Use[edit]

Please provide documents that would help other people.


Sample Documents[edit]

Particulars in respect of the Officer for whom Vigilance Clearance is being obtained.

1.Name of Officer
2.Father’s Name
3.Date of Birth
4.Date of Retirement
5.Date of entry into Service
6.Service to which the officer belongs (Batch/Year/Cadre)
7.Position held
(During the preceding ten years)

Designation & Place of Posting:
Admn./Nodal Ministry /Department:

8.Whether the officer has been placed on the agreed list or list of officers of doubtful integrity, If yes, full details to be given.
9.Whether any allegation of misconduct involving vigilance angle was examined against the officer during the last 10 years and if so what result.
10.Whether any punishment was awarded to the officer during the last 10 years. If so, the date of imposition and details of the penalty.
11.Is any Disciplinary / Criminal Proceedings / Charge Sheet pending against the officer. [If so, details to be furnished – including reference no., if any, of the commission]
12.Is any action contemplated against the officer as on date (if so, the details to be furnished)
13.Reason for obtaining vigilance clearance
14.Whether IPR for the latest year has been submitted (Yes/No).


Designation : Chief Vigilance Officer
Seal of the Officer

Processing Time[edit]

The considered processing time for this certificate can be a period of three months in case of non-executives / six months in case of executives.

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".



  • Through an order, the Commission has asked the ministries and departments to send the proposals along with the required documents only on email, stating that no hard copies will be accepted with effect from November 1, 2020.
  • The following certificate from all applicants may be taken while recruiting.I am not involved in any court/police/vigilance case and there is no restriction placed on me by any authority.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while filling the application form.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Candidate / officer
  • Father/Husband’s Name
  • Sex (M/F)
  • Candidate / officerAddress
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Retirement
  • Date of entry into Service
  • Previous employment details as applicable.
  • Recent Passport size photograph
  • Date of application
  • Mobile number


Need for the Document[edit]

The need for Vigilance clearancearises in cases of empanelment of any particular batch in respect of AISofficers and members of Central Civil Services / Central Civil posts, forappointment to Board level positions in Public Sector Enterprises andsensitive top posts viz., Chairperson / Members of CAT, National GreenTribunal, PESB, various autonomous and quasi-judicial bodies, etc.

Information which might help[edit]

  • In respect of those persons, who are already holding Board level positions and who have been recommended for higher Board level positions, the vigilance clearance may be ascertained, besides other sources, from the Central Vigilance Commission
  • Do not submit fake documents while applying for job.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Please follow the link for more information: link


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