Press Release

NALCO Observes Vigilance Awareness Week Power of One: Individual Combating Corruption


1 – Dr. T.K. Chand, CMD NALCO & Dr. Debasis Panigrahi, Dir. Vigilance, & Odisha Shri Biswaranjan Samal, CVO Nalco

2 – Prize distribution by Dir(Vig), Odisha for elocution excellence

Bhubaneswar, 03/11/2017: National Aluminium Company (NALCO) observed Vigilance Awareness Week in its headquarters and offices from 30 th October to 4 th November, with the theme ‘My Vision: Corruption Free India.’

Inaugurating the week-long programme at the Corporate Office, on 31 st October, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, along with Shri K.C. Samal, Director (Finance) and Shri B.K. Thakur, Director (HR) administered the pledge among the employees in three different languages. In various outreach programmes more than 10,000 students from various schools and colleges are likely to take integrity pledge.

The valedictory function of the weeklong programme was held on 3 rd November. Dr. Debasis Panigrahi, IPS, Director-Vigilance, Odisha graced the occasion as the chief guest and emphasized that every citizen has the responsibility to work towards attaining a corruption-free India. In his address, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD told that corruption has far reaching consequences including making a country to loose its independence as it happened in Battle of Plassey(1757) when Mir Zafar was bribed by Britishers leading to the defeat of king of Bengal and foundation of British colonial Rule was established in India.

He also highlighted the steps taken by NALCO to digitize the procedures and information systems through various Apps and NALCO working with CVC through IIM, Ahmedabad for developing Integrity Index a quantified parameter for accessing organization on the scale of Integrity.

On this occasion, ‘NALCO Learning Portal’ was also inaugurated that offers e-learning environment to employees in various specializations from reputed institutes.

Shri Biswaranjan Samal, IAS, CVO of the company delivered the welcome address, while Shri A.K. Murthy, GM (Vigilance) proposed the vote of thanks. Elocution competitions were organized among the students of different schools and colleges during the week-long celebration. Prizes were handed over to the winners in the valedictory function.