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Vigilance Administration in GSI
Anticorruption measures of the Central Government are the responsibility of 1) Administrative Vigilance Division in D.O.P.T. 2) Central Bureau of Investigation 3) Vigilance Units in the Ministries/Departments of Government of India, Central Public Enterprises and other autonomous organizations, 4) Disciplinary Authorities and 5) The Central Vigilance Commission. The Central Vigilance Commission acts as an apex organization for exercising general superintendence and control over vigilance matters in administration and probity in public life.

Vigilance Administration in GSI, a subordinate Department under Ministry of Mines, Government of India, is headed by a Chief Vigilance Officer, who acts as a liaison between the Department and the Central Vigilance Commission, and the Ministry and also between Department and the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The Chief Vigilance Officer in GSI is appointed in consultation with the CVC. The post being an ex-cadre post, senior officers from the Central Govt. Departments are normally appointed on deputation in GSI. The Chief Vigilance Officer heads the Vigilance Administration and acts as an advisor to the Director General, GSI, in all matters pertaining to vigilance. Vigilance functions carried out by the CVO include, collecting intelligence about the corrupt practices committed, or likely to be committed by the employees of the organization, investigating or causing an investigation to be made into verifiable allegations reported to him/her; processing investigation reports for consideration of the Disciplinary authorities referring the matter to the Central Vigilance Commission wherever necessary; taking steps to prevent commissioning improper practices/misconduct etc. Thus, the CVO’s functions can broadly be divided into three parts (i) Preventive vigilance (ii) Punitive vigilance and (iii) Surveillance and detection. While surveillance and punitive action are for commission of misconduct and other malpractices, the preventive measures taken by the CVO are considered more important as these are meant to reduce the number of vigilance cases considerably.

Geological Survey of India being an all India organization has six Regional offices, three Operational Wings and one Training Institute, besides Central Headquarters. Vigilance Administration too, is therefore, decentralized and the Regions/Wings/Institute also have one vigilance unit each for effectively carrying out vigilance administration in GSI. While the vigilance set up in CHQ is headed by the CVO, who is assisted by the Vigilance Officer and two Administrative Officer, in the other regional offices/wings/Institute, it is headed by a part time Vigilance Officer each, who in turn is assigned this job, by the Director General, GSI in consultation with the CVO.

Vigilance administration
The Vigilance Officers of Regions/Wings/Institute carry out the job of vigilance administration as per the guidelines provide by the CVO. These Vigilance Officers also provide advice to the various Disciplinary Authorities of the respective Regions/Wings/Institute. Following is the list of officers in Vigilance Administration in GSI.

The Vigilance Officers of different Regions/Wings/Institute performs their duties as an extension of the office of CVO in their respective regions/wings/institute and in addition work as advisors to the Disciplinary Authorities viz. Dy. DG & HOD for the Gr.-‘C’ employees and RAO/HO for Gr.-‘D’ employees. The CVC provides necessary guidelines for effectively carrying out vigilance administration in Govt. of India department through various circulars/directives. These circulars/directives can be downloaded from their website http://www.cvc.nic.in

As per CVC direction any body who has any complaint what so ever regarding corruption in GSI, is free to lodge a complaint to either the CVO, GSI or the DG, GSI or the CVC, New Delhi, in the following address. In case the complainant does not want his/her name to be revealed he/she may request for the same and utmost care shall be taken to conceal his/her identity under the “Public Interest Disclosure Resolution” of the CVC.

Send complaints to CVO, GSI at cvo_complain@gsi.gov.in

Vigilance related documents
The Chief Vigilance Officer
Geological Survey of India Central Headquarters 27, J. L. Nehru Road Kolkata - 700 016 Ph.No. (033) 22521670
The Director General
Geological Survey of India 27, J. L. Nehru Road Kolkata - 700 016 Ph.No. (033) 22521676 email:dg@gsi.gov.in
The Secretary
Central Vigilance Commission Satarkata Bhawan, Block-A GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi - 110 023 Ph. No. (011) 24651001
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