The Central Vigilance Cell in NABARD has been set up on July 1, 1985 and comprises a Central Vigilance Cell (CVC) at the Head office, Vigilance Cells at the Regional offices and at the Bank’s Training Establishments, which are functioning under the overall control of the Chief Vigilance Officer.
The basic objective of Vigilance administration is to promote integrity and transparency in the entire functioning of the bank, including the areas of procurement of goods and services. It also helps in improving the Bank’s compliance towards the directions and requirements of Central Vigilance Commission, GoI, New Delhi.
2. Core Functions
CVC performs the following functions:
- Deal with matters concerning vigilance cases of employees
- Examine complaints received from the public, the Department of Financial Services (DFS), the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Government of India, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), etc.
- Furnish the required statements, returns and information to the Reserve Bank of India, CBI, CVC, DFS, MoF, GoI etc.
- Liaison with the above-named agencies in matters of mutual interest
- Implement preventive vigilance mechanisms by way of periodical Preventive Vigilance Inspections (PVI) of Regional offices, Training Establishments and Head Office departments
- Explore sensitive areas of concern
- Provide suggestions for systemic improvement
3. Broad Achievements of the Department at the National Level
During the year 2019-20, the CVC, HO dealt with 117 complaints received from the general public, CVC, GoI, RBI, DFS etc. Of these, 89 were examined and disposed at the end of the year and the remaining 28 were being examined for logical conclusion.
4. NABARD Whistle Blower Policy
NABARD has framed a Whistle Blower Policy for its own staff based on the Government of India’s Resolution on “Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer (PIDPI) 2004”.
The Policy is an internal mechanism for NABARD employees and is intended to encourage all employees of the Bank to report suspected or actual occurrence of illegal, unethical or inappropriate actions, behaviours or practices or violation of Service Rules in the Bank by staff, without fear of retribution. Employees can voice their concerns on irregularities, malpractices and other misdemeanours with due safeguard and protection to the whistle blower. The policy in its entirety has been uploaded on the NABNET and can be accessed therefrom.
5. Other information
Complaints, if any, may be sent to the following address or to the Officer-In-Charge of Regional offices/training establishments through post/e-mail/fax.