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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 Name Sector
1 IOCL Oil & Gas
2 ONGC Oil & Gas
3 NTPC Power
4 PGCIL Power
5 Eastern Coalfields Coal
6 Western Coalfields Coal
7 SAIL Steel
8 PNB Banking
9 Syndicate Bank Banking
10 National Highways Authority of India Transport
11 Mumbai Port Trust Transport
12 Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. Transport
13 Ministry of Railways Transport
14 NMDC Mining
15 NALCO Mining
16 BEL Defence
17 BHEL Dept. of Heavy Industries
18 Cotton Corporation of India Commerce & Textiles
19 Food Corporation of India Social Sector
20 Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Social Sector
21 Medical Council of India Social Sector
22 MTNL Communication
23 Delhi Development Authority Urban Development & Local Bodies
24 South Delhi Municipal Corporation Urban Development & Local Bodies
25 Central Board of Direct Taxes Financial Sector

Quick Facts about Central Vigilance Commission (CVC):

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