Sambalpur : Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a flagship subsidiary of Coal India Limited, was awarded today by Mr
Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice-President of India, for Vigilance Innovation and Best Institutional Practice to fight corruption.
The awards were received by Mr Munawar Khursheed, IRPF, Chief Vigilance Officer, MCL from the Vice-President, who inaugurated Vigilance Awareness Week-2017 on theme “My Vision-Corruption Free India” [“मेरालक्ष्य – भ्रष्टाचार मुक्तभारत”] at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dr Jatinder Singh, Hon’ble MOS (IC), PMO and Mr K V Chowdary, Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India, who also administered the integrity pledge to all after inauguration of VAW-2017 by hon’ble Vice-President.
MCL was awarded for its outstanding contribution in Vigilance Innovation, wherein MCL has installed a pilot project for Integrated Fuel Management System (IFMS) at Lakhanpur OCP of MCL to monitor the fuel consumption of the Project. The main features of this IFMS are Decantation Management System, Anti-theft Management System, RFID based vehicle recognition and fuel dispensing system, etc.
The company bagged second award for outstanding contribution in the category of best Institutional practice to fight corruption.
MCL has been pioneer in installing GPS/GPRS-based Vehicle Tracking System in all its ten Areas of coal mining operations. Under the System, all coal carrying tippers, OB carrying dumpers, light vehicles, etc. have been equipped with GPS tracking devices in order to track their movement. Similarly, CCTV Surveillance through a wide network is established in all the Projects of MCL. A total 653 Cameras have been installed to cover the vulnerable locations like siding, entry exit point, weighbridges, stores, coal stocks, etc.
Mr A K Jha, Chairman & Managing Director, MCL congratulated Team Vigilance and all officers and staff of the company for their sincere efforts in implementing new initiatives to fight corruption.
Meanwhile, on-line arrangements were made at MCL for taking Integrity Pledge being administered by the Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India.