Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address governmental corruption. It has the status of an autonomous body, free of control from any executive authority, charged with monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government of India, and advising various authorities in central Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work. It was set up by the Government of India in February, 1964 on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption, headed by Shri K. Santhanam, to advise and guide Central Government agencies in the field of vigilance. Nittoor Srinivasa Rau, was selected as the first Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India.
The President Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Central Vigilance Commission on 11th February 2014. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister also presided over the inaugural function. A commemorative stamp was released to mark the Golden Jubilee of Central Vigilance Commission on 11th February 2014.