CVC to Develop Integrity Index to Stop Corruption in India

Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

With an emphasis on preventive vigilance, India’s top anti-corruption organization Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) believes that the next level of systemic change can be achieved through an Integrity Index.

The CVC has therefore decided to go in for the development of the Integrity Index based on benchmarking of internal processes and controls within an organization as well as management of relationships and expectations of outside stakeholders.

The Integrity Index will bring out annual scores / rankings of Public Sector Undertakings, Public Sector Banks and Financial Institutions, Departments, and Ministries of Government of India by linking the essential drivers of vigilance with long term efficiency, profitability and sustainability of public organizations and create an internal and external ecosystem that promotes working with integrity in public organizations.

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CVC has adopted a research-based approach for creating the integrity index that various organizations can use to measure themselves and it will evolve with changing needs.

IIM-Ahmedabad has been engaged to develop the Integrity Index. Being a new initiative, initially 25 organizations have been selected for development of the Integrity Index.

Subsequently, it is proposed to extend the Integrity Index concept to all other CPSUs and organizations of Government of India. The management of all 25 organizations have been involved in the development of Integrity Index.

The main objectives for which the Integrity Index is to be established are:

1. Define what constitutes Integrity of Public Organizations

2. Identify the different factors of Integrity and their inter-linkages

3. Create an objective and reliable tool that can measure the performance of organizations along these above factors

4. Validate the findings over a period of time to improve upon the robustness of the tool that measures Integrity

5. Create an internal and external ecosystem that promotes working with Integrity where public organizations lead the way.

List of 25 Selected Organizations for Development of Integrity Index

Sl. No. Sector   Name of CPSE/Ministry/PSB etc
1 Oil and Gas 1 IOCL
    2 ONGC
2 Power 3 NTPC
    4 PGCIL
3 Coal 5 Eastern Coalfields
    6 Western Coalfields
4 Steel 7 SAIL
5 Banks 8 PNB
    9 Syndicate Bank
6 Transport 10 NHAI
    11 Mumbai Port Trust
    12 RVNL
    13 M/o Railways
7 Mining 14 NMDC
    15 NALCO
8 Defence 16 BEL
9 Dept of Heavy Industry 17 BHEL
10 Commerce and Textiles 18 CCI
11 Social Sector 19 FCI
    20 EPFO
    21 MCI
12 Communication 22 MTNL
13 Urban Development & Local bodies 23 & 24 DDA and South MCD
11 Financial Sector 25 CBDT


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