Vigilance Awareness Weeks 2011

In pursuance of directive of Central Vigilance Commission, the Vigilance Awareness Week was observed with much fervor and enthusiasm in all units, Areas and Headquarters of CCL from 31st October, 2011 to 5th November, 2011. The observance of Vigilance Awareness Week 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(P), CCL. CMD, D(T)Opn., D(P) and CVO,CCL read out the message of the Hon'ble President of India, Hon'ble Vice President of India, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and Central Vigilance Commission regarding observance of Vigilance Awareness Week for the benefit of employees. CVO CCL explained about the importance of observance of Vigilance Awareness Week and synopsis of programmes scheduled to be held during this week at HQ Ranchi and diffract areas/units of CCL.

The observance of Vigilance Awareness Week in the different Areas of CCL also commenced with the PLEDGE taken by the employees on 31st October, 2011 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.

This year the main focus of observing Vigilance Awareness Week was "PARTICIPATIVE VIGILANCE". The Commission has been emphasizing on spreading awareness against the harmful effect of corruption and suggested to have participative vigilance through all stakeholders involvement through system improvements and laying down transparent policies for good governance in all areas of public administration and effectively implementing them.

On this occasion CVO, CCL released a message for the employees of CCL in which special thrust was given on "Participative Vigilance” in order to generate and create awareness among stake holders and others to fight widespread & deep rooted corruption in the different units of the organization.

Vigilance Department ran a special campaign during this week 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 "No legacy is so rich as honesty" was also organized in all the schools, being funded/ helped by CCL at Area level. A Slogan Competition was also organized in the Areas of CCL. Apart from above, talks on anticorruption/ vigilance related topics were also organized in different areas/ projects of CCL for creating awareness amongst the employees of the company.

CCL Vigilance organized three workshops/seminars during Vigilance Awareness Week and highlights of above workshops/seminars are noted below :

One day lecture/seminar on "Values and Ethics affecting our lives and work” was organized on 3rd November’2011 (F/N) at Vichar Manch Darbhanga House, Ranchi wherein around 300 number of executives & non executives of different units/ areas of CCL participated. The key talk was delivered by Swami Purnandaji of Ramakrishna Mission. The above seminar/lecture was also graced by CMD, CCL, CVO, CCL, and Director (Tech) Oprn., CCL.

On 3rd November’2011 (A/N) a seminar on "e-procurement/ tendering" was organized at HRD department, CCL, Ranchi which was attended by HODs of HQ, SO(MM) of all areas, officials dealing with material procurement tender files and some prominent vendors. Total numbers of participants were around 90-100. The key talk was delivered by Sri BG Harshdev, representative of M/s ITI (Service Provider). The above seminar was also graced by CMD, CVO, Director (Tech) Oprn., and Director (P),CCL. The main features of website of M/s ITI which is used for e tendering by CCL was explained and help for users & vendors uploaded on above website was deliberated at length. M/s ITI also explained the methodology pertaining to obtaining of digital signatures, filling of e-tender and uploading of tender documents by the vendors. In an interactive session many questions were raised by the vendors which were replied by the service provider and GM (MM),CCL. CVO, CCL also delivered a talk regarding need/benefits of e-tendering, transparency & leveraging of technology which was very informative for the audience. CVO, CCL also invited suggestions from the vendors and officials of CCL in order to make prevailing procurement system at CCL more healthy and transparent.

On 4th November, 2011 one workshop on topic "Common Irregularities in Civil & Purchase contracts" was organized at NK Area in which around 120 executives of various discipline like Civil, MM, E&M, Excavation, Mining etc. of NK and Piparwar Areas had actively participated. The above workshop was also attended by the CGM, Piparwar and GM, NK Area. The key talk was delivered by Sri YP Singh, Chief Manager(C)/Vig., Sri VS Singh, Sr. Manager(MM)/Vig. & Sri PR Kumar, Manager(Excv.)/Vig. After above seminar an interactive session of around 3 hours was held wherein substantial queries, raised by the participants on common irregularity in tendering and execution of civil contracts were replied by the above officials of CCL Vigilance.