The Permanent Commission Against Corruption (PCAC) is established by virtue of Chapter 326 of the Laws of Malta and is composed of a chairman and two members.
Main Function of the Commission are:
- To consider alleged or suspected corrupt practices and to investigate such allegations or suspicions when it determines that there are sufficient grounds for an in-depth investigation.
To investigate the conduct of any public officer, including Ministers or Parliamentary Secretaries, which in the opinion of the Commission may be corrupt or may be connected with or may be conducive to corrupt practices.
- To investigate the conduct of any person who is or had been entrusted with functions relating to the administration of a partnership or other body in which the Government, local government, statutory body etc has a controlling interest or effective control, where the Commission is of the opinion that such conduct could be corrupt or connected with or conducive to corrupt practices.
- To investigate the practices and procedures of government departments, local government authorities, statutory bodies or other bodies in which the Government has a controlling interest or effective control in order to facilitate the discovery of any corrupt practices and to recommend the revision of work methods or procedures that could be conducive to corrupt practices.
- To instruct, advise and assist Ministers or other persons who are entrusted with the administration of government departments and other bodies where the Government has a controlling interest or effective control on ways in which corrupt practices could be eliminated.