Title: Biannual vigilance conclave of CPSEs under Steel Ministry begins
Second biannual three-day vigilance conclave organised by Ministry of Steel and NMDC Limited commenced on Thursday at Hyderabad with participation of over 150 delegates from various central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) under Ministry of Steel across the country.
The primary objective of this conclave is to sensitize officials on issues pertaining to procurement, tendering, vigilance, finance, legal and works, said an NMDC press release.
The conclave started with Guru Vandana as a tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as 5 th September happens to be the Teachers Day.
The Conclave was inaugurated by the chief guest Binoy Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Steel.
In his keynote address, he emphasized the importance of public procurement in government enterprises and advised one and all to work fearlessly with confidence duly following the rules and procedures. He stated that executives are to be trained to take good business decisions which will be key to organization’s growth. He stated that ‘Ignorance of Rules is not an excuse’. He also emphasized that open and transparent decisions require continuous learning and updating of knowledge.
N Baijendra Kumar, IAS, CMD, NMDC Limited in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of transparent and corruption free environment. He expressed the need to make distinction between bonafide business decisions and malafide decisions to keep up the morale of dedicated officials.
He concluded his talk on an optimistic note with quote “light the candle of knowledge rather than blaming the darkness”.
V V S Sreenivas, Chief Vigilance Officer, NMDC in his welcome address to the dignitaries and the delegates, CVOs of CPSEs under Ministry of Steel, he informed that sessions for the conclave have been designed to create a positive synergy between vigilance and executives and to help them emerge as efficient and transparent decision makers.
Ruchika Chaudhry Govil, Jt. Secretary and CVO, Ministry of Steel in her address expressed that such conclaves will give participants an opportunity to learn, share, express and discuss concerns in a candid manner to find solution to problems they experience in day to day working and assured such conclaves, trainings and discussions are a way forward to create a positive working environment.