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CVC to launch new ‘integrity index’ to rank govt departments over anti-corruption measures

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In a bid to practice preventive vigilance, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) will develop an ‘Integrity Index’, which will annually rank government entities viz. Public Sector Undertakings, Public Sector Banks and Financial Institution, Departments and Ministries of Government of India on anti-corruption measures which will include internal processes and controls as well as organisation’s interaction with external stakeholders.

Objectives for developing ‘Integrity Index’:

  1. To clearly define integrity in context of public organisations.
  2. To highlight different factors of Integrity and how they are linked to each other.
  3. To have an objective and reliable tool in place that measures the performance of organisations on predetermined factors of integrity.
  4. To validate the findings in order to improve the robustness of the tool.
  5. To create an internal and external ecosystem that promotes working with Integrity.

Constituent Organisations of Integrity Index:

CVC has roped in Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to develop the Integrity Index. CVC to launch new 'integrity index' to rank govt departments over anti-corruption measures

  • Initially 25 organisations have been selected to develop the index. Gradually the concept of integrity index will be extended to other Central Public Sector Enterprises and Government bodies as well.

Entity NameSector
1IOCLOil & Gas
2ONGCOil & Gas
5Eastern CoalfieldsCoal
6Western CoalfieldsCoal
9Syndicate BankBanking
10National Highways Authority of IndiaTransport
11Mumbai Port TrustTransport
12Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.Transport
13Ministry of RailwaysTransport
17BHELDept. of Heavy Industries
18Cotton Corporation of IndiaCommerce & Textiles
19Food Corporation of IndiaSocial Sector
20Employees’ Provident Fund OrganisationSocial Sector
21Medical Council of IndiaSocial Sector
23Delhi Development AuthorityUrban Development & Local Bodies
24South Delhi Municipal CorporationUrban Development & Local Bodies
25Central Board of Direct TaxesFinancial Sector

Quick Facts about Central Vigilance Commission (CVC):

  • Formed in – 1964
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Current Central Vigilance Commissioner – K V Chowdary