Engineers India Limited (EIL) observed Vigilance Awareness Week from October 31 to November 5, 2016, in line with the directive of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). Shri H.S. Sohal, Chief Vigilance Officer administered pledge to the functional Directors, senior executives and officials and inaugurated the six-day event on October 31, 2016. On this occasion, he launched a series of programs in line with this year’s theme “Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating corruption.”
As part of Vigilance Awareness Week, EIL organized a meet on ‘Upliftment of SC/ ST Entrepreneurs through Public Procurement support and Vigilance Awareness’ in its Gurgaon Office. The meet was addressed by Shri Sanjay Gupta, C&MD and Shri R.K. Sabharwal, Director (Commercial), EIL. Shri H.S. Sohal, CVO administered the integrity pledge for the business organizations. The meet was also graced and addressed by Shri Chandra Bhan Prasad, Mentor, DICCI and Shri N.K. Chandan, President-DICCI.
EIL has always remained focused in meeting the procurement targets from the Micro & Small Enterprises (MSE) sector. The meet essentially was designed as an EIL initiative to encourage procurement from SC/ ST owned MSEs. It was intended to create awareness about Public Procurement, its imperatives, precautions to be taken, opportunities for SC/ ST Entrepreneurs in EIL and the benefits provided under various schemes. Dalit Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (DICCI) supported the meet by nominating around 40 members.
EIL believes that this initiative will herald the beginning of a unique socio-commercial engagement between EIL and DICCI. EIL plans to hand-hold the SC/ ST SMEs in ensuring their development, promoting their participation in EIL projects and eventually help them garner sizeable proportion of the procurement reserved for this section.
During the Week, a seminar was conducted with external faculty Shri Ashish Goel, Regional Manager, Mjunction Services Limited, who gave presentation on “Best practices in e-procurement system-typical challenges and learnings from various PSUs” and Shri Arvind Kadyan, 1987 batch IDAS officer, CVO, State Trading Corporation (STC) graced the occasion and delivered talk along-with presentation on the topic “Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating corruption”. The program was followed by interactive session with all the participants from different divisions/departments.
A series of programs were conducted to spread awareness against corruption. Messages through banners were displayed and pamphlets containing messages of senior management were distributed to employees. Essay completion was held on the topic “Importance of integrity and controlling corruption in public life” and Debate competition was held on the topic “Is corruption free India possible?”
This year, EIL had identified four different sites in the four corners of India to undertake a special drive to spread vigilance awareness in the nearby schools and colleges. At Regional offices and Constructions sites, the VAW 2016 was observed with lots of zeal and enthusiasm. Integrity pledges were administered to citizens and organizations.