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CVO's Profile

 

 

Thiru Appakannu Govindarajan, an Indian Postal Service Officer of 2000 batch assumed charge of Chief Vigilance Officer, NLCIL on 16th October 2023.

An alumni of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has served in various organizations such as TCI Ltd., Canara Bank and Reserve Bank of India prior to joining Department of Posts under Ministry of Communication and IT in 2001.

During his twenty two years of service in Indian Postal Service, he has held various positions such as Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Assistant Director General (Corporate Planning), Director of Postal Services, Post Master General in Maharashtra, New Delhi, Kerala & Tamil Nadu.

The draft 'Outcome Budget' of the Department of Posts drafted by him as Assistant Director General (Corporate Planning) became a model for other Ministries in Government of India in 2005-06.

He has played a key role in piloting the Core Banking and Core Insurance solutions in Post Offices in Chennai & Pondicherry in 2014 & 2015 respectively. During his tenure as Director of Postal Services in Chennai, he has expanded the Postal network in all upcoming localities of Greater Chennai and extension areas. His contribution in promoting Sukanya Samridhi Yojana as 'Selva Mahal Thittam' and promoting SCSS as "Akavai 60 Anjal 20" are well known in Postal circles.

Having experienced in transport logistics, Priority sector lending & Central Banking apart from extensive Postal services, his tenure as CVO of NLCIL is expected to be pro-active in promotion of transparency and accountability at all levels of the organization.

An officer, who is known for creating enabling work environment for the staff is also known for 'reaching out' to the needy in the society at large.



 

CVO's Message

 

 

On assuming charge of CVO on 16th October 2023, I wished to open up & foster continuous dialogue with fellow members of NLCIL on critical issues of vigilance and ethics that every one of us is expected to inculcate and promote.

CVC, the apex institution for vigilance administration in India uses 3 main tools in furthering its objectives: Preventive Vigilance, Participative Vigilance & Punitive Vigilance. Hence, the mandate assigned to the Vigilance Office is to prevent, detect and investigate "corruption" and other "malpractices" in an organization.

As prevention is better than cure, the foremost task in this regard is to facilitate and promote ethical behaviour among all the members of the organization and institutionalisation of "good" governance at all levels of the organisation.

I seek the involvement and support of every member of our great organisation in improving existing systems and practices suo-moto so as to establish 'in-built-checks' within the system to bring about more clarity, standardisation & transparency. Let's promote the culture of involving all the stakeholders in the decision making process for promoting transparency and sense of participation amongst everyone.

While pursuing our efforts in promoting pro-activism in preventive and participative vigilance, we should not compromise in ensuring that the wrong doers are identified, penalised strongly so as to send out a clear and strong message that this organisation would not tolerate "corruption and malpractices" in any sphere of our activities.

We, in the Vigilance Office would like to support creation of an environment where everyone is encouraged to conduct himself / herself above board and comfortable speaking up against any wrong doing and where everyone knows that they will be treated fairly and with respect.

The working environment created thus in any way should not deter pro-activism & innovation which are very much essential for growth and development of our competitiveness. Bonafide shortcomings and errors will have to be given due consideration so that genuine initiatives are not discouraged. "Professionalism" not the status quoism would be our guiding light. The Vigilance department will have to protect the genuine performers from vested interests – which would always attempt to use vigilance channels to further their interests.

To be effective, communication should not be unidirectional. So, I request every member of NLCIL to feel free and be encouraged to write / talk to us on any issues that need to be attended to / or examined to promote transparency and fairness in the processes and operations.

BSNL Landline WhatsApp e-Mail
04142 283197 94861 50325
94861 50326
cvo.nlc@nlcindia.in

"நோய்நாடி நோய்முதல் நாடி அதுதணிக்கும்
வாய்நாடி வாய்ப்பச் செயல்" (குறள்: 948)

Diagnose the disease; detect its root cause,
discern its cure and then act aptly. (Thirukural-948)

Best Wishes!!!

Appakannu Govindarajan, IPoS
Chief Vigilance Officer.

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