Vigilance
About Us
Vigilance Department in HAL was set up in 1969 pursuant of formation of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) (www.cvc.nic.in) based on the model recommended by CBI.

During the year 1998, the Vigilance set up was separated from the security Department and established based on the recommendations of Department of Public Enterprises, with a view to make the Department more effective, credible and prompt.

HAL Vigilance Department has adequate strength of officer and workmen. Vigilance Officers and workmen are positioned in all the Divisions of HAL spread throughout the country who report to the CVO stationed at the Corporate Office of HAL in Bangalore.

The Vigilance department plays a vital role in ensuring that the Rules and laid down Procedures of the Govt and Company are adhered to in all circumstances and the discretionary powers vested with the individuals are exercised judiciously so that there is transparency in all official dealings. Vigilance Department pioneers the Anti-Corruption work of the Company.

The Vigilance Department primarily focuses on Preventive and Punitive role. Another role is detective / surveillance. Preventive Vigilance is a pro-active approach, which looks at creating awareness and education on anti-corruption measure, simplification of rules and procedures, plugging loopholes in the system. Punitive vigilance deals with disciplinary action against the employees who have engaged in corrupt activities.

The major work profile of the Department comprises investigation of complaints, preventive vigilance like surprise inspections, regular scrutiny of procurement and contracts files and carrying out CTE type inspections, etc.

Vigilance Department in HAL has been instrumental in bringing far-reaching policy changes in almost every sphere of activity of the Company, like implementation of e-payments, e-tendering, computerization of Annual Property Returns etc to mention a few. The changes brought in due to the initiatives have not only streamlined the system but also paid rich dividends in the form of savings to the Company. The Department has been in the forefront striving consistently to improve vigilance administration, by usage of leveraging technology aiming to reduce bottlenecks/delays in systems/processes and thereby bring in more transparency and expediency in handling businesses of the organization. Vigilance department through its various preventive vigilance activities is making all efforts to reduce scope for corruption.

HAL is one of very few CPSEs to have its independent vigilance cadre, which has resulted in autonomous and efficient internal regulatory mechanism. The Head of the Vigilance Department in HAL is Chief vigilance Officer (Officer on deputation from Central government deputed by the CVC).

LIST OF CVO’s in HAL till date
  • SHRI T SRINIVASULU, IPS FROM 1984 TO 1989.
  • SHRI RM VASANT KUMAR,IPS FROM 1990 TO 1991.
  • SHRI KU SHETTY,IPS FROM 1992 TO 1994
  • SHRI YS RAO, IPS FROM1994 TO 1997
  • SHRI A VIJAY ANAND, IRS FROM 1999 TO 2004
  • SHRI V H DESHMUKH, IPS FROM 2004 TO 2009
  • SHRI ANURAG SAHAY, IRS FROM 2009 TO 2014
  • SHRI B.SELVAKUMAR, IPoS FROM 2014