The functions of the Vigilance Department are of wide sweep and include collecting intelligence about the corrupt practices committed, or likely to be committed by the employees of the Organisation; investigating or causing an investigation to be made into allegations reported; processing investigation reports for further consideration of the disciplinary authority concerned; referring the matters to the Central Vigilance Commission for advice wherever necessary; taking steps to prevent improper practices and commission of misconducts, etc. The vigilance department advises the management in all matters pertaining to vigilance. The department also functions as the nodal agent for interaction with Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The Vigilance functions can broadly be divided into three categories, as under: –
The major work profile of the Vigilance department comprises: investigation of complaints received from company employees, individuals & other stakeholders, Ministry of textiles, CVC, PMO, JCI Management, News reports, Audit reports and other sources; preventive vigilance activities like surprise checks, regular inspections, surveillance/scrutiny of procurement & contract files, CTE type inspections, system study, monitoring of sensitive posts, preparation of list of officials of doubtful integrity & Agreed list and their surveillance; scrutiny of property returns of employees and coordination with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Chief Technical Examiner (CTE), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Ministry of Textiles, etc.The vigilance department is headed by Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) who is appointed by the Government of India with the concurrence of CVC. The CVC is the apex statutory body having jurisdiction over the Vigilance administration of Ministries / Departments of Central Government, CPSUs and other autonomous organisations. The CVO acts as the extended arm of the CVC and oversees the organisation’s Vigilance administration. Currently, Shri Suresh Madhavan is the CVO of JCI, who took over the charge (additional charge) on 04th Jan 2021.