SJVN inks pact with Transparency International for ensuring accountability

Shimla: Joint venture between the Himachal Pradesh government and the union government, SJVN on Wednesday signed an integrity pact with Transparency International, India for ensuring accountability in the working of the company by promoting better transparency.

On behalf of SJVN, a Mini Rattan company, the chairman-cum-managing director HK Sharma and for Transparency International India chairman PS Bawa signed the agreement in the presence of independent external monitors and officials from the state and union governments.

Speaking on the occasion Bawa said that the aim of Transparency International (TI) was to create a corruption free India, encourage practices of good governance and participatory monitoring.

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. The SJVN becomes the joint venture PSU in India to sign such an integrity pact, he said.

For enforcing accountability, TI which functions as a non-governmental organization, it remains in constant touch with the Central Vigilance commission.

Vigilance commissioner R Shri Kumar, who was present on the occasion made a detailed presentation about the common man could help in exposing corruption. Giving an insight into use of technology for exposing corruption, Kumar spoke about the new Vig Eye scheme that had been launched and could be used by the common man.

Audio and video recording facilities are being given to over 50 million mobile users in the country for carrying out the operation of nabbing corrupt people, he said.

The SJVN, which was recently conferred the Greentech Enviornment Excellence Award, has also bagged hydroelectric projects in Nepal and Bhutan and operates the 1500 MW Natpha Jhakri plant on Satluj River basin which happens to the country’s largest run of the river hydropower plant.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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