New CVC Awards Aim to Stop Corruption in India

Indian Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Releases Vigilance Manual 2017
Indian Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Releases Vigilance Manual 2017

A new “Freedom in the World 2017” report – released by Freedom House, a Washington-based independent watchdog organization – highlights rampant political and bureaucratic corruption in India. It reveals that corruption has a negative effect on government efficiency and economic performance.

“Though politicians and civil servants at all levels are regularly caught accepting bribes or engaging in other corrupt behavior, a great deal of corruption goes unnoticed and unpunished,” the report said in its findings. Click here to read the report.


The Vigilance Excellence Awards will be given during Vigilance Awareness Week, 2017. The awards would include a memento and a citation.

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as the apex integrity institution in India has been tasked with exercising superintendence over the vigilance administration and implementing Government policies against corruption.

To give recognition to the reforms and good work done by organizations in the field of punitive, preventive and participative vigilance, the Vigilance Excellence Awards have been instituted from this year.

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Apart from providing encouragement and motivation to the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) and organizations, the awards have been instituted for the purpose of:

a) Bringing out new ideas that are shown to be effective in advancing the cause of vigilance and anti-corruption measures;

b) Giving due recognition to individuals and teams for their resourcefulness and perseverance in making a positive contribution to the organizational efficiency and effectiveness turning concepts into reality;

c) Documenting the innovation process from inception to achievement of results to facilitate replication;

d) Sharing knowledge and experience, so that the same can be propagated in other organizations.

Award Categories

According to CVC, the award will be in three categories:

(i) Award for the CVOs and vigilance functionaries in recognition of exceptional work done in the field of punitive, preventive and participative vigilance, divided in the following sub categories:

1. Vigilance Innovation

2. Excellence in Investigation

3. Vigilance Awareness Initiative

4. Timely Completion of Disciplinary Proceedings

(ii) Award for CVOs and vigilance functionaries of ministries, departments, others in recognition of exceptional work done in the field of punitive, preventive and participative vigilance, divided in the following sub categories:

1. Vigilance Innovation

2. Excellence in Investigation

3. Vigilance Awareness Initiative

4. Timely Completion of Disciplinary Proceedings

(iii) Award for management in recognition of exceptional work done for creating overall environment of transparency and integrity, with the following sub categories:

1. Best Institutional Practice to Fight Corruption

2. Vigilance Awareness Initiative

3. IT Initiative for Transparency in the Organization

The Vigilance Awareness Week will be observed from October 30 – November 4, 2017. The theme for this year is: My Vision – Corruption Free India.

Photo courtesy: CVC

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