In Damodar Valley Corporation the vigilance function is an integral part of the Management. The Vigilance Department is the Nodal Section for handling of all vigilance matters of the Corporation. It firmly believes that decisions taken at any level can be made effective by adopting best practices, adequate controls and taking decisions in a transparent manner.
The Vigilance Department in DVC is headed by the Chief Vigilance Officer with its office at DVC Towers, V.I.P. Road, Kolkata – 700 054. The CVO is assisted by the Sr. General Manager and other Executives having experience in various domains such as Engineering, HR, Finance etc. In addition to the above, Vigilance Officers are posted at all major Projects of DVC.
The CVO on the basis of the investigation carried out by the Vigilance Department advice to the Management to take effective actions in respect of qualitative improvement in the functioning of the Organization. The CVO also acts as Advisor to the Chairman in all matters pertaining to various issue of the Corporation. The CVO also acts as a link between the Corporation and Organizations like CVC, MoP, CBI etc. on vigilance matters. The major works of the Vigilance Department comprises of (i) Investigation of complaints received from MoP, GoI, (ii) Complaints received from CVC including PIDPI complaints and (iii) Complaints received from other sources. Preventive vigilance like periodic inspections, surprise inspection, scrutiny of files and CTE type intensive examination and scrutiny of Annual Property Returns of employees. The Vigilance Department also coordinates with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Chief Technical Examination (CTE), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Ministry of Powers, Govt. of India.