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Vigilance Corner

CVC plays a pivotal role in uprooting and eradicating corruption among the Government Machineries. Vigilance Division at Chennai Port Trust functioning from the year 1980 serves as a Central Agency and striving for ensuring purity, integrity and efficiency in the organization. Vigilance work can be successful and productive with the co-operation of all the Officers and Employees. This vigilance corner is commited to provide information on public interest and be a guideline for any genuine user to have information on Vigilance functions and accessibility.

Mission and Vision

  • To ensure zero corruption organizational atmosphere and best performances with sincerity and integrity by the individual employees.


Vigilance Department performs its functions on the guidelines given by the Central Vigilance Commission. Fundamental and important operation is Preventive Vigilance, Punitive Vigilance and Surveillance and Detection. Preventive Vigilance is applied more which includes surprise inspections for detecting negative factors, keep track of sensitive spots for keeping vigilance eye, checks, scrutiny of procurement and contract files, scrutiny of property returns of officers/employees, Annual Accounts with Audit Report and Action Taken Notes etc. This office coordinates with Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Chief Technical Examiner (CTE), Ministry of SHipping (Vigilance Wing). Maintaining of vigilance status of all officers/employees is done.

Port bulletin

Annual Port Bulletin "Voice of Vigilance - 2019'' with main theme of ''Integrity - A way of Life" was released during this year Vigilance Awareness Week celebrated from 28.10.2019 to 02.11.2019.

Voice of Vigilance News Letter 2019

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Ways and Means for Making Complaints

  1. Online registration of complaints on vigilance related issues is launched by the Hon'"ble Union Minister of Shipping on 11.12.2010. Through this system, the complainant can lodge complaints online and the status can be viewed based on the complaint number provided by the system.  Liaison Officers have been nominated for each Department to monitor the online complaints in respect of their Departments. The officers designated for each department for handling complaints has been hosted in the Port website.  Periodically Chief Vigilance Officer monitors the status of the complaints.The website address to lodge complaints is www.chennaiport.gov.in.  This website has also provisions for auto acknowledgement as well as to obtain the status of the complaint.

  2. Complaints may also be made through toll free number 1800 4250 120 against corruption (10.00 am to 5.00 pm) Monday to Saturday (Except 2nd and 4th Saturday)

  3. Complaint boxes are kept physically at all entry points of the Chennai Port Trust Office and is inspected every working day. The same may also be used for lodging complaints.

Integrity Pact

To bring about transparency in the procurements and healthy competitiveness in award of contracts, the Trust has adopted the Integrity Pact Agreement. The Integrity Pact Agreement basically envisages an agreement between the bidder and the Port not to exercise corrupt influence on any aspect of the contract.

The Trust has been pioneer in adopting the Integrity Pact and it was initially decided to cover all works relating to purchase / contracts / services to the threshold value of Rs.50 lakhs and above. M&EE Department is the Nodal Department and the same is being monitored by Vigilance Department.

Independent External Monitors (IEMs)

Cmde Rakesh Anand,IN, (Retd,) Ltd

B-904, Altia,Lodha New Cuffe Parade

Wadala (East), Mumbai - 400037,

Mobile No: 919969563601,e-mail: ansem_2000@yahoo.com.

Shri. Sudir Kumar, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary to Govt of India

8022,ATS-One Hamlet,Sector-104, PO Maharishi Nagar,Noida-201304

Mobile No: 09560430245. e-mail: sukuag@hotmail.com

Leveraging Technology

E-procurement for the first time was launched in the Port on 03.11.2012 in presence of Shri. N. Vittal, IAS (Retd), former Central Vigilance Commissioner.

The Bill status and tracking the payment of bills has been displayed in the port website.

Notice inviting tenders are posted in website and corrigendum is also published in the website against particular tender wherever there is amendment.

Online vendor registration has been introduced. The vendor can also submit his application online.

All work contract of value Rs.2 Lakhs and above and all procurement and auction of Rs.2 lakhs and above are done through e-procurement mode.

Vigilance Awareness Week Celebration 2019

The Vigilance Awareness Week is observed every year in Chennai Port Trust to create awareness amongst the common man/employeess/ Port Users/ Public especially the youth,towards the policy of achieving transparency,accountability & corruption free governance.   The central theme of this year celebration was "Integrity - A way of Life". The Vigilance Awareness Week was observed in ChPT from 28.10.2019 to 02.11.2019.  

As an offshoot, Chennai Port Trust Vigilance Department conducted various light throwing activities/programs during Vigilance Awareness Week Celebration 2019. During this occasion a Bulletin, Voice of Vigilance was released Shri. S.Ramakrishnan, IRS, Addl. Director General (Training) Income Tax Dept., in the presence of Shri.P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman,Chennai Port Trust for news and guidance, being vigilant and commit to high standard of honesty and integrity at all times and support the fight against corruption. 

The following   activities    took    place    during     the     week   long celebrations:-

i) Vigilance Integrity Pledge / e-Integrity Pledge was administered by the Officials/Port Users/Students/others.

ii) A special issue on “Voice of Vigilance” was released.

iii) Essay competition in Tamil / English for officers / employees of the Port.

iv) Essay competition in Tamil / English for School and College Students.

v) Poster making competitions for School Students.

vi) A Lecture / Debate relating to theme of vigilance to the Port Users / Public.

vii) Workshop and Mock Drill on the conduct of Departmental Enquiry/Disciplinary Proceedings by the professionals of HPCL, Mumbai among the officers and employees of Chennai Port Trust / KPL to create awareness for two days from 30.09.2019 to 01.10.2019.

viii) Awareness program in “Gram Sabha” with local village panchayat people administrative authorities on 24.10.2019 at Fishing harbour, Kasimedu, Chennai-13.

ix) In order to spread awareness, digital banners were displayed at prominent places in the port area/schools.

x) Screen savers related to Vigilance Awareness Week were uploaded in the computers of the port.

xi) Printing of vigilance slogans in the salary slip for the month of October, 2019 paid in November, 2019.

xii) Broadcast message to employee’s mobile numbers on Vigilance Awareness Week.

xiii) Scroll message in ChPT website regarding information on Grievance Redressel Systems.

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