Vigilance is an important management function and it is very important from the point of view of the owner of the company. Not all decisions in a company can be taken by the owner. Most of the decisions are taken by the officers appointed by the owner, and the officers and employees appointed by the company. The purpose of vigilance is to ensure that the decisions that are taken by the officers and employees are in the best interest of the owner and the company and without being unduly influenced by personal inducements and insensitive to waste of resources. Apart from taking anti-corruption measures, vigil is also maintained against undue wastage of resources of the company. Vigilance advises the owner and management on various aspects.
GRSE Limited has a Vigilance Department. The Chairman and Managing Director acts as the Chief Executive on Vigilance functions in the Company. However, they act on the advice of the Chief Vigilance Officer, who is usually a Central Government officer and is posted in the Company on deputation by the Government.
List of present officers of Vigilance Department:
Shri Mihir Kumbhakar, ITS
Chief Vigilance Officer
The CVO, GRSE occupies a unique position in the organization. The CVO advises the management on vigilance matters. When a complaint is filed, there is a possibility of vigilance in it, the CVO is authorized to decide that. The CVO monitors malpractices, corruption, and malpractices by employees and recommends remedial measures. The CVO monitors criminal misconduct and coordinates with the Central Bureau of Investigation. The CVO maintains close ties with the Central Bureau of Investigation and prepares an aggregated list.
The Vigilance Department deals with vigilance matters and complaints relating to officers below the Board level. The CVO advises on disciplinary action in vigilance matters not falling within the purview of the Central Vigilance Commission.
Board level executives and up to E-8 level and above including officers come under the purview of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). However, in case of a difference of opinion between CMD, GRSE, and CVO, GRSE, and even other matters may also be brought to the notice of CVC for arbitration.
The CVO advises the management on integrity treaties, public grievances, general changes to increase efficiency and reduce wastage, etc. CVO creates awareness on vigilance matters in the organization. CVO conducts seminars, addresses officers and writes articles on Vigilance Awareness. System improvement, monitoring, ethics and organizational culture are non-punitive measures to achieve the goal of vigilance.
The Department of Defense Production (Ministry of Defence) has jurisdiction over vigilance matters involving Board level officers. The Department of Defense Production has a separate Chief Vigilance Officer. However, the Department/Ministry or CVC can take help from CVO GRSE, even in matters related to Board level appointments.
As per the guidelines, whistleblower complaints under Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI) should be addressed directly to the Secretary (CVC) New Delhi, should not be anonymous, and should be in a sealed cover, with capital letters on top of it. The complaint should be written under Public Interest Disclosure and Informant Protection. A complainant need not correspond with CVC, Ministry, or CVO on a complaint registered under PIDPI.
Anonymous complaints are not encouraged as per CVC guidelines.
There is a specific code of conduct for board-level executives and senior management.
Amendment to Vigilance Clearance Policy
Vigilance News Letter – April 2013 Issue
CVC Manual (New)
CVC Manual (Special Chapter on CPSE)
Whistleblower Complaint: Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer
CVC Act, Amendment to CVC Act
MOD Who’s Who, Department of Defense Production
Department of Public Enterprise Guidelines
Department of Personnel & Training : (1) Employee Corner > CVO List, (2) Wings in DoPT > S&V, (3) Appointments > CVO Appointment
Telephone : +91-33-24698129
Postal Address : Chief Vigilance Officer,
43/46, Garden Reach Road
Post Office – Garden Reach, Thana – Metiabruz
Kolkata, West Bengal 700024
Posting Chart of Chief Vigilance Officer of GRSE
|Name||Start Date||End Date||Remarks|
|Shri Mihir Kumbhakar, ITS||01/11/2022||Full Time|
|Shri Venkateswarlu Talluri, CPES||18/04/2022||31/10/2022||CVO/HSL|
|Shri Subrat Das, IPoS||01/10/2020||06/04/2022||CVO / OFB|
|Mr. Dipankar Mahto, IP&T AFS||01/12/2018||30/09/2020||Full Time|
|Shri Subrat Das, IPoS||03/01/2018||30/11/2018||CVO / OFB|
|Mr. Asit Kumar Nanda||07/06/2017||02/01/2018||GRSE Officer|
|Shri Gautam Mandal, IRS||07/06/2014||06/06/2017||Full Time|
|Shri S. Rangarajan, IRSME||09/01/2014||06/06/2014||CVO / OFB|
|Mr. Barun Kumar Sahu, IAS||17/02/2011||08/01/2014||Full Time|
|Mr. Sanjeev Sood, IRSEE||01/07/2010||16/02/2011||CVO / MDL|
|Mr. Syed Kabir Ahmed, IRSME||01/04/2010||30/06/2010||CVO / BEL|
|Smt. Sujata Rai, IOFS||30/03/2007||31/03/2010||Full Time|
|Commodore (Retd) HK Verma||01/03/2006||29/03/2007||GRSE Officer|
|Lt. Commander Rajeshwar Singh||01/03/2001||28/02/2006||GRSE Officer|
|Commodore K Mukherjee||16/09/1996||28/02/2001||Full Time|
|Commander (Retd) AJ B Singh||01/09/1994||15/09/1996||GRSE Officer|