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.
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
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.
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