ACE is facing severe shortage of human, financial and material resources which are very minimal in comparison with NAB which decrease the working output of ACE. Unlike NAB, judiciary and police, mostly the officers in ACE are appointed on deputation basis
ACE is a provincial agency and has its own laws/rules for conducting enquiries/cases regarding provincial subjects.
NAB may utilize the services of ACE regarding the investigation of their cases/references.
Presently ACE is under the control of Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan.
On receipt of complaint if the accused public servant is likely to be arrested in the act of committing a schedule offence, a raid is conducted under the supervision of judicial magistrate deputed by concerned district & session judge.
The area of jurisdiction of ex-officio deputy director is the district of his posting while the ex-officio director is over his department and its attached departments.
The following authorities decide dropping of case/ departmental action: Directors in cases in which public servants up to BS-17 are involved Director General in cases in which public servants up to BS-18 are involved Chief Secretary in cases in which off
Local Police can arrest a person after registration of a case if sufficient evidences are available. However, under section 154 Cr. P.C, local police is not supposed to conduct an enquiry before the registration of a case.
If arrest of the accused public servant becomes unavoidable during investigation, he may be arrested after obtaining permission from the concerned authorities but no such prior permission is necessary for the arrest of a public servant caught as a result
If during complaint handling or enquiry holding or case investigating by the concerned officer, it is found that no criminal liability is made out, but at the same time some sufficient material is available on the record for respective department to proce
On completion of investigation and case scrutiny if the allegations are not established, the case shall be dropped under the orders of the competent authority, after due legal scrutiny.
Complaint can be lodged at any office of ACE i.e. Directorate, Regional Offices and Deputy Directors of Districts.
The complaint must be in writing supported with an affidavit regarding contents of complaint and a photo-copy of the Identity Card of the complainant with particulars/address. Complaint can be submitted either by post or in person.
Normally complaint is disposed of within one week. Thereafter, an enquiry is initiated which establishes the genuineness of complaint to proceed further in accordance with law if sufficient material is provided by complainant at probe stage.
If the enquiry conducted by an enquiry officer is proposed as valid and registration of a case is concluded, the decisive authority depending on the case scenario orders the registration of a case.
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