Vigilance Awareness Weeks 2010

In line with the Central Vigilance Commission's directive, the Vigilance Awareness Period was observed with much fervor and enthusiasm in all units, Areas and Headquarters of CCL from 25.10.2010 to 1.11.2010. The period started with taking of pledge by all the employees. The pledge was administered by the CMD, CCL and was attended by the CVO, D(T)Oprn. and D(F), CCL. CMD, CCL and CVO CCL explained about the importance of observance of Vigilance Awareness Period and details of programmes scheduled to be held in this period to the employees of HQ. The observance of Vigilance Awareness Period in the Areas commenced with the PLEDGE taken by the employees on 25th October 2010 at 11.00 AM. The PLEDGE was administered by the highest functionary present i.e. Chief General Manager/ General Manager.

Banners and posters containing thought-provoking slogans were displayed at conspicuous places in all the units/ offices.

Vigilance Department ran a special campaign during the period to create awareness among the employees as well as public. To inculcate the importance of good values and ethics in the minds of school children, one Essay competition on the topic "Corruption is the bane of any civil society" was also organized in all the schools being funded/ helped by CCL in the Area level. A Slogan Competition was also organized in the Areas of CCL. Apart from this, workshops were organized in different areas on different topics for creating awareness amongst the employees of the company.

On the occasion, CVO, CCL released a message, in which special focus was given on "Generation of Awareness and Publicity against Corruption."

CCL Vigilance organized a number of workshops and seminars during Vigilance Awareness Period. The highlights of above workshops and seminars are noted below :

 ►One day seminar on "Procurement procedure and Common Irregularities in handling of tenders of Purchase Deptt." was organized on 28.10.2010 at Vichar Manch Darbhanga House, Ranchi wherein large number of executives & non executives participated & on the occasion, CMD, CCL, CVO, CCL, Director(Tech) Oprn., CCL and Director(F) CCL were present. The aforesaid seminar was opened up with address by all the functional Directors of CCL. Sri SD Narang, Director, (ST) DGS&D, New Delhi delivered the key note address. Shri Narang deliberated in details about common irregularities in Purchase Contracts. During the interactive session, the queries and doubts raised by officials of CCL regarding procurement procedure were suitably clarified by Shri SD Narang, Director,(ST) DGS&D, New Delhi.

On 28.10.2010 a "Compendium of Circulars" compiled by Vigilance Department was released by Shri V Ramachandran, CTE, CVC, New Delhi. Sri Ramachandran also addressed the gathering on corruption related issues and responded to several queries raised regarding tendering procedures, e-tendering etc.

A lecture on "Different case studies done by CBI and common irregular practices prevalent among Govt. Servant'' was deliberated in detail by Shri RC Choudhary, SP, CBI, AHD, Ranchi at Vichar Manch, Darbhanga House, Ranchi wherein executives and non-executives of CCL including Director(F) CCL and CVO, CCL took active participation.

On 29.10.2010 one workshop was organized at Kuju Area in which executives of Civil and MM, E&M, Mining, Personnel discipline had actively participated. Workshop was based on "Common Irregularities in Civil & Purchase contracts and filing of Property Return " wherein Shri YP Singh, Chief Manager(C)/Vig., Shri VS Singh, Sr. Manager(MM)/Vig., Shri PR Kumar, Manager(X)/Vig. and Shri RR Sharma, Manager(P)/Vig. addressed the gathering about common irregularities pertaining to Tendering and execution in Civil/MM/Property Return submission in detail. During the interactive session the queries raised by the participants on common irregularity in tendering and filing of property return were replied by Sri YP Singh, Chief Manager(C)/Vig. , Sri VS Singh, Sr. Manager (MM)/Vig. and Sri PR Kumar, Manager(X)/Vig.

On 30th October 2010 a lecture on " Departmental Inquiries and Role of Presenting Officer & Inquiring Authority" was delivered by Sri Surjit Singh, Director, CVC at Vichar Manch Darbhanga House, Ranchi wherein large number of executives & non executives including CMD, CCL, CVO, CCL, Director(Tech) Oprn., CCL and Director(F) CCL took participation. Shri Singh deliberated in details about role of Presenting Officer, Inquiring Authority as well as Disciplinary Authority. During the interactive session the queries and doubts raised by officials of CCL regarding role of Presenting Officer, Inquiring Authority and Disciplinary Authority were clarified by the learned speaker.

► In the final session a valedictory speech summing up all the above programmes was made by the undersigned. The undersigned focused on the importance of preventive vigilance in curbing corruption and made a request to the participants to be transparent while making recommendation on any proposal or while dealing with any file. In this occasion suggestions were also invited from the employees/officers of CCL regarding improvement in the "Compendium of Circulars" which was released on 28.10.2010.