PSUs should be a role model: CVC
The 'Vigilance Awareness Week' programme was inaugurated by K V Chowdary, Chief Vigilance Commissioner on October 29 at the SCOPE Complex. People like Gurdeep Singh, CMD and Rajit Punhani, CVO, NTPC along with the senior officials of CVC and NTPC were also present on the occasion.
While adressing NTPC employees at the event, the CVC highlighted the importance of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), stating that PSUs are primarily commercial organisations competing with non-government organisations. Nevertheless, they are expected to work as a model organisation."Performance in numerical terms is not the only criteria for judging a PSU, the merit lies upholding high standards of integrity while dealing with all its stakeholders," K V Chowdary said.
The Chief Vigilance Commissioner further outlined how PSUs have an additional responsibility of serving the nation by introducing new initiatives in various spheres like R&D; vendors training and development; employees motivation besides creating awareness of systems and standard operating procedures. He also praised the PSUs especially NTPC for their contribution to nation building.
Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC said that we at NTPC are committed to ensure maximum transparency, accountability and minimum discretion in our business processes including mining and integrity, which is engraved in our core values.
While welcoming the CVC, Rajit Punhani, CVO, NTPC, said that the role of vigilance in the organisation is to facilitate good governance and create an ecosystem for organisational excellence by involving all stakeholders including the public at large.
The Vigilance Awareness Week is organised each year and during this period, public campaigns are carried out with the chosen theme. This year "Eradicate Corruption – Build a New India" is the theme for the Vigilance Awareness Week.
The main objective of the programme is to promote integrity and eradicate corruption with public participation as it plays a vital role in fighting corruption and nation-building. Various outreach activities like 'gram sabhas', 'street plays', 'radio jingles' and competitions are being organised in schools, colleges, villages, towns, and cities to spread the message of integrity.