K V Chowdary applauds ONGC’s efforts towards transparency


The Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India, Mr K V Chowdary has complimented Oil and natural gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) for its sustained efforts towards improving its systems, procedures and manuals.

Inaugurating ONGC’s Vigilance Awareness Week-2016, the CVC expressed happiness that since the programme was being webcast across the company, it gave him opportunity to interact with 33,000 employees of ONGC from one platform.

(L) CVC Mr KV Chowdary addressing ONGC employees through live webcast from Delhi;
(R) ONGC CMD, Functional Directors and CVO on the dais during inauguration of Vigilance Awareness Week by CVC at ONGC

He also appreciated the observation of  ONGC CMD that each of 33,000 ONGC employees is a Vigilance officer and is meant to remain vigilant in his/her area of activity at all times.

Speaking on the occasion, the CVC said, ”Such an approach is admirable as many people these days look at Vigilance as merely a fault finding system. Therefore, ONGC’s culture of being vigilant in its day-to-day operations is noteworthy and laudable”

CMD Mr Dinesh K Sarraf addressing the gathering

Earlier, CMD, ONGC, Mr Dinesh K Sarraf administered the Vigilance pledge to ONGCians. In his address, CMD thanked Mr Chowdary for choosing to inaugurate the Vigilance Awareness Week 2016 at ONGC at a time when similar exercise is being carried out in hundreds of Central Government Offices and PSUs.

Mr Sarraf said that ONGC believes in continuous improvement and looks for further ways to improve processes to make them even more efficient, transparent and participative.

He said, “Transparency and continuous dialogue with stakeholders to improve processes is engrained in our DNA. Systems like e-tender, invoice monitoring system, grievance management and vigilance portal – all are steps towards promoting transparency”.

He said that ONGC was the first company to implement the Integrity Pact; the energy major implemented the whistleblower policy even before it was made mandatory.

On this occasion, ‘Sajag’ – the in-house publication of ONGC to highlight best practices in Vigilance and Corporate Governance, was released by CVC, CMD, other functional Director, CVO and ED (Security).

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