A BRIEF NOTE ON DIRECTORATE OF ANTI CORRUPTION BRANCH,
The Anti Corruption Branch was established vide Govt. Notification No. 655-P&AR(Vig.) dated 02.08.2012 with a mandate of conducting enquiry into such complaints of the administrative irregularities and complaints of corruption against Govt. employees, employees of Local Bodies, Public Sector Undertakings, Corporations, Societies, etc. under the administrative control of the Government as may be referred to it by the Government.
The Anti Corruption Branch has been made into “ Directorate of Anti Corruption Branch” vide Govt. Notification No. 580-P&AR(Vig.) dated 12.09.2016. This Directorate of Anti Corruption Branch has no other division and it functions only from its headquarters situated at Kolkata.
The Directorate/Headquarters is located in the 9th floor, 'A' Wing, New Secretariat Buildings, No.1, Kiran Sankar Roy Road, Kolkata - 700001.
ANTI CORRUPTION BRANCH POLICE STATION
The Government vide Home(Police) Department Notification No. 2208 P.S. Cell dated 14 November 2012 empowered the Anti Corruption Branch with investigative functions by specially declaring the Branch office as a police station. The Anti Corruption Branch Police Station has been created with jurisdiction throughout the State of West Bengal only for the purpose of registration and investigation of the offences relating to Prevention of Corruption Act., 1988. Vide Order No. vig-283(SPAR)/2012 dated 22 November 2012 the Government has stipulated that the said Police Station will carry out investigation of those cases only which is to be assigned to them by the State Government in P & AR Department and a Preliminary Enquiry shall be undertaken into the assigned cases.
SPECIAL COURT FOR ACB PS
Vide Notification No. 197-JL-the 7th June, 2013, the State Govt. has notified Court of Judge, Bench-II, City Session Court, Kolkata to be the Special Court under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for ACB PS, having its jurisdiction throughout West Bengal.
The Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department will be the administrative department for the Directorate of Anti Corruption Branch. The cases will be assigned to Directorate of Anti Corruption Branch by the State Government in the P & AR Department.