Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau is the main Government Organisation to fight against corruption among the public servants. The Kerala Government vide G.O. MS No.525/64/Home dated 21..12..1964 ordered the formation of a separate Department replacing X-Branch of Police unit as Vigilance Division under the administrative control of a Director.
It was renamed as Vigilance Department vide Government letter No.5520/A1/75/Vig. dated 27..08..1975. Again vide G.O.(P) No.15/97/Vig. dated 26..03..1997 its nomenclature was changed to Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau.