Section 13 in The Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003

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.

Title: Central Vigilance Commissioner, Vigilance Commissioner and staff to be public servants

Description: The Central Vigilance Commissioner, every Vigilance Commissioner, the Secretary and every staff of the Commission shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

Title: Report of any inquiry made on reference by Commission to be forwarded to that Commission

Description: (1) The report of the inquiry undertaken by any agency on a reference made by the Commission shall be forwarded to the Commission. (2) The Commission shall, on receipt of such report and after taking into consideration any other factors relevant thereto, advise the Central Government and corporations established by or under any Central Act, Government companies, societies and local authorities owned or controlled by that Government, as the case may be, as to the further course of action. (3) The Central Government and the corporations established by or under any Central Act, Government companies, societies and other local authorities owned or controlled by that Government, as the case may be, shall consider the advice of the Commission and take appropriate action: Provided that where the Central Government, any corporation established by or under any Central Act, Government company, society or local authority owned or controlled by the Central Government, as the case may be, does not agree with the advice of the Commission, it shall, for reasons to be recorded in writing, communicate the same to the Commission.