Receipt of information about corruption,
malpractice or misconduct on the part of officials of Chennai
Port Trust, from whatever source, would be termed as a
B. Jurisdiction of Vigilance Department
Complaints can be lodged only
against officials of Chennai Port Trust.
The Vigilance department has no
jurisdiction over private individuals and other
organizations of the Central/State Governments
C. Lodging of Complaints
Complaints from public,
contractors, vendors, suppliers about corruption,
malpractices or misconduct by Chennai Port Personnel
may be given in writing, e-mails containing factual
details, related matter and verifiable facts and can
also be lodged directly on Port's website
All complaints sent by post to be
signed and should contain the name and address of
The Port website has provisions
for online registration and auto acknowledgement as
well as to obtain the status of the complaint. Valid
e-mail ID/mobile number to be furnished.
Complaints made through e-mail
should contain complete postal address.
Complaints may also be made
through toll free number 1800 425 0120 against
corruption (10 AM - 5 PM) Monday to Saturday except
2nd and 4th Saturdays.
D. Action taken on complaints
Identity of the complainant will
not be disclosed.
Only those complaints which are
against officials within the jurisdiction of the
Vigilance Department and contain allegations of
corruption will be investigated by the Vigilance
Once a complaint is registered,
further correspondence in the matter will not be
entertained. However, the Vigilance Department will
ensure that the complaints are investigated and
action taken to its logical conclusion.
As regards to complaints against
tenders, it is clarified that the Vigilance
Department would get the matter investigated,
however, it would not interfere in the tendering
process as such.
As the Vigilance Department deals
only with matters of corruption, redressal
of grievences should not be the focus of
complaints to Vigilance Department.
The Complaints should not be
vague or contain sweeping general allegations.
Complaints should be addressed
directly to the CVO, Chennai Port Trust. Complaints
should not be marked as a copy to the CVO/Vigilance
Department in which case no direct action will be
As per Central Vigilance
Commission's instructions, the Vigilance Department
does not entertain anonymous/pseudonymous
When in doubt, the pseudonymous
character of a complaint will be verified by
enquiring from the signatory of the complaint
whether it had actually been sent by him/her. If
he/she cannot be contacted at the address given in
the complaint, or if no reply is received from
him/her within a reasonable time, it will be
presumed that the complaint is pseudonymous and it
will accordingly be ignored.
Serious notice will be taken if a
complaint, after verification, is found to be false
or malicious. There will be no hesitation in taking
severe departmental action or launching criminal
prosecution against such complainants.
Complaints received under 'Public
Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers
Resolution' i.e. whistle blower complaints, the
identity of the complainant will not be revealed
unless the complainant himself has made the details
of the complaint either public or disclosed his
identity to any other office or authority.
CHIEF VIGILANCE OFFICER