New Delhi: The government is considering strengthening the investigating arm of the Central Vigilance Commission through larger autonomy and appointment of field experts to deal more effectively with corruption-related cases.

Sources said the move was necessitated following the recommendation of a high-level Committee under the chairmanship of former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu which went into alleged irregularities in the Commonwealth Games-related projects.

They said a working group comprising senior officials of the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), CVC and independent consultants may be formed to decide on it.

"The Government is considering to evolve the role of the Chief Technical Examiners' (CTE) wing to make it more effective. The matter will soon be discussed with the Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar," a senior official of the DOPT, which acts as a nodal ministry for CVC, said.

He said the government is considering contractual appointment of experts on cyber security, fraud detection and forensic accounting, among others, in the Commission, close on the lines of suggestions made by the Shunglu Committee.

The high-level Committee, which submitted six reports on CWG irregularities to the Prime Minister's Office, has suggested changes in the functioning and structure of CAG and CVC among other audit and vigilance bodies.