Section 11A in The Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003

Title: Director of Inquiry for making preliminary inquiry

Description: 1[11A. Director of Inquiry for making preliminary inquiry.--(1) There shall be a Director of Inquiry, not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India, who shall be appointed by the Central Government for conducting preliminary inquiries referred to the Commission by the Lokpal. (2) The Central Government shall provide the Director of Inquiry such officers and employees as may be required for the discharge of his functions under this Act.] 1. Ins. by Act 1 of 2014, s. 58 and the Schedule (w.e.f. 16-1-2014)

Title: Proceedings before Commission to be judicial proceedings

Description: The Commission shall be deemed to be a civil court for the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) and every proceeding before the Commission shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228 and for the purposes of section 196 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

Title: Expenses of Commission to be charged on the Consolidated Fund of India

Description: The expenses of the Commission, including any salaries, allowances and pensions payable to or in respect of the Central Vigilance Commissioner, the Vigilance Commissioners, Secretary and the staff of the Commission, shall be charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.

Title: Annual report

Description: (1) It shall be the duty of the Commission to present annually to the President a report as to the work done by the Commission within six months of the close of the year under report. (2) The report referred to in sub-section (1) shall contain a separate part on the functioning of the Delhi Special Police Establishment in so far as it relates to sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946). (3) On receipt of such report, the President shall cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament.

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Commission, the Central Vigilance Commissioner, any Vigilance Commissioner, the Secretary or against any staff of the Commission in respect of anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act.