SJVN inks pact with Transparency International for better functioning



Shimla: The public sector mini Navratna Company, Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam executing the largest 1500 mw Nathpa Jhakri project in Himachal on Wednesday signed an integrity pact with Transparency International, India for promoting better transparency and accountability in the working of the company. The pact was signed by Managing Director of SJVN H.K Sharma and Chairman of Transparency International PS Bawa in the presence of independent external monitors and officials from the state and union governments. “Our aim is to create a corruption free India, good governance and participatory monitoring”, said PS Bawa, head of the Indian chapter of the organization. The integrity pact is an anti-corruption tool to help governments, businesses and civil society in the fields of public contracting and procurement, he added. He also said that SJVN is the first PSU in India to sign this integrity pact, he said.

This non-governmental organisation is in constant touch with the Central Vigilance Commission in its accountability operations. Vigilance Commissioner R Shri Kumar who was also present detailed the new Vig Eye Scheme, which involves common men in exposing corruption. Audio and video recording facilities are being given to over 50 million mobile users in the country for carrying out the operation of nabbing the corrupt by the man in streets, he said.

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