SOP Manual for Vigilance Department SOP-667


This article discusses “Vigilance Department and its SOP Manual”. The Vigilance Unit of the Department of Telecommunications is responsible for vigilance activities in the organization under the general superintendence of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), the apex organization of the Government of India that controls anti-corruption measures and probity in public life.

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Each department/organization covered under the normal advisory jurisdiction of the Central Vigilance Commission has a vigilance department headed by a senior level officer designated as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO). The Chief Vigilance Officer is appointed with the concurrence of the Central Vigilance Commission. The Chief Vigilance Officer acts as an extended arm of the commission and represents the commission in all vigilance matters. The CVO acts as link between the Organization and CVC. Responsibilities of CVO are to maintain probity, integrity and efficiency in the Organization. CVO acts as watchful eye to curb corruption, misconduct, negligence, waste & wrongful loss to the Organization.

The parts of vigilance machinery:

  • Preventive vigilance
  • Punitive vigilance
  • Surveillance and detection.

Role, Duties and Responsibilities of Vigilance department:
  •  Examine the existing Organization procedure and eliminate or minimise factors that provide opportunities for corruption or malpractices and suggest remedial measures.
  •  Plan, conduct regular inspections and surprise visits.
  •  Identify sensitive posts, plan regular and surprise inspections of such posts.
  •  Preparation of Agreed List and List of Officers of Doubtful Integrity.
  •  Investigation of Complaints.
  •  Grant of Vigilance Clearances.
  •  Review of Property Returns.
  •  Maintain close liaison / interaction with CVC, CBI, and Administrative Ministry on vigilance matters.
  • Preventive side the Chief Vigilance Officer:
  •  To examine in detail the existing Rules and procedures of the Organization with a view to eliminate or minimize the scope for corruption or malpractices.
  •  To identify the sensitive/corruption prone spots in the Organization and keep an eye on personnel posted in such area.
  •  To plan and enforce surprise inspections and regular inspections to detect the systems, its failures and existence of corruption or malpractices.
  •  To maintain proper surveillance on officers of doubtful integrity.
  • To ensure prompt observance of Conduct Rules relating to integrity of the Officers like
  •  The Annual Property Returns
  •  Gifts accepted by the official
  •  Benami transactions
  •  Regarding relatives employed in private firms or doing private business etc.
Some of the international association of Vigilance Department:

  •  Technical Association of Biotechnology (TAB).
  •  Indian Oriental Bank Officer’s Association (IOBOA).
  •  Indian Bank Association (IBA).
  •  Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS).
  •  Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA).
International Standard related to this industry:
  • ISO 9001: 2015
  •  ISO 14001: 2015
  •  ISO 9001: 2008
  •  ISO 50001: 2011
  •  ISO 27001: 2013
  •  ISO 9001: 2000
  •  ISO 13485: 2016
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