HYDERABAD: Thirteen vigilance officers working in various public sector units received awards at the Conclave of Vigilance Officers at the Institute of Public Enterprises here on Thursday.
The two-day event, organised between March 12 and 13 at the Osmania University campus will have convergence of Chief Vigilance Officers from Hyderabad from Banking, Mining, Power and Manufacturing sectors and will share their experiences in the business challenges and role of vigilance in governance of public enterprises in the changing times. Usha Chandrasekhar, NMDC chief vigilance officer and Hyderabad Vigilance Study Circle chairpaerson, said vigilance officers had a tough time maintaining internal relations in a company. She advised vigilance officers to keep a written copy of the reason why a decision was taken, just to be on the safe side. “Let there be a system where the discretionary powers are reduced,” she added.
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd chairman and managing director P Madhusudan, who was the chief guest, said vigilance was part of managerial functions. “The scope and spectrum of the stakeholders has widened. In such a working environment, it is the vigilance officers who have the responsibility to ensure the credibility of the organisation in the global space,” he said.