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From CVO's Desk

Vigilance is defined as watchfulness and alertness. Being watchful & alert and thereby ensuring a corruption free environment in the organisation is the responsibility of the Vigilance department.

Corruption in general is manifested in various forms such as bribery; nepotism; wilful action or wilful inaction to benefit someone or to deny benefit to someone known or unknown; favouritism; failure to follow laid down processes leading to unintended benefit to someone or denial of benefit to the deserving. The battle against corruption is fought on many fronts and vigilance department is at the fore front of this battle.

Vigilance department takes up the anti-corruption fight mainly on two fronts – Preventive & Punitive. It includes detecting irregularities, analysing and finding out reasons for such irregularities and making effective systemic improvements to curb them. It also entails identifying the officials responsible for misconduct and taking appropriate actions to punish them. Though ‘punitive action’ against errant officials are certainly important, this department recognises the comparative advantage of ‘surveillance’ and ‘preventive measures’ as the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”.

Vigilance essentially is a management function and is part of the checks that are required for healthy growth of any organization. Through its intervention, vigilance department strives to ensure that the systems and procedures of the organisation are not only efficient but also ethical, just and fair. Integrity has to be its essential ingredient.

The challenge before Vigilance department is to create an environment in which the honest can work fearlessly and the corrupt are punished promptly. The Vigilance department solicit the support of all in efficiently meeting the challenges.


With warm regards,

Suresh Madhavan, CVO
O/o Chief Vigilance Officer,
MSTC Limited,
225-C, A.J.C Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, Pin - 700020
Tele fax no. : 033-22902390
E-mail id: cvomstc@mstcindia.co.in