New Delhi: In a bid to check corruption in government projects, the CVC is mulling to conduct frequent technical vigilance audits in major departments involved in procurement works worth several crores.
According to official sources, a panel for technical vigilance auditors (TVAs) has been formed and for carrying out frequent audits of central government departments and their procurement process.
"A panel of TVAs has been formed to audit procurement work of major ministries and departments. The main purpose behind this is to increase the scope of preventive vigilance to check corruption. The Commission is finalising a blue print for the working of technical vigilance auditors," a source said.
He said a meeting is likely to be held soon between the stakeholders including Chief Vigilance Officers concerned and CVC officials to earmark the departments or Public Sector Undertakings for technical vigilance audits during this year.
"The main objective behind having TVAs is to narrow the scope of corruption through preventive checks. It will inspect and suggest ways to improve procurement works done by the government departments," the source said.
The CVC receives a number of complaints alleging irregularities in public procurement related works. Sources said that procurement related works worth several thousands of rupees are being carried out by almost all the departments throughout the year.

Besides, the sources said, the probity watchdog has already issued guidelines for the departments to control use of information technology enabled system in all the major processes prone to corruption, including procurement.
The government has already issued a directive to all the ministries to use e-procurement gateway through a specialized portal ( to post all details related to tenders. Besides, the government has started a special project under the national e-governance plan to transform public sector purchase activity from labour intensive paper-based to efficient e-procurement process.
A website -- -- has been hosted by the Central government outlining the details of the initiative. The CVC takes periodical meetings with the chief vigilance officers of various government departments to ensure transparency in working and keep corruption at bay.