IIM Nagpur was delighted to host Mr. Amit Kumar Srivastava, Chief Vigilance Officer, Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), on the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week. The event commenced with a thought-provoking address on the significance of Vigilance Awareness Week by IIM Nagpur Director, Dr. Bhimaraya Metri. Dr. Metri emphasized the role of vigilant citizens and organizations in taking the economy and the country ahead. Following his address, Mr. Srivastava addressed the IIM Nagpur fraternity, starting with the slogan of ‘Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat.’ He emphasized on the importance of values, ethics, and integrity in an organization. He stated that choosing the right way over the easy way is the most crucial tool in fighting corruption. The virtue of following the right path must be imbibed starting from our childhood.
He enlightened the audience with a few case studies and anecdotes from his professional career. He also introduced the students to the ethical dilemmas they will face when they take up leadership in different organizations once they graduate. He elegantly related the process of doing the right thing with the journey from consciousness to conscience. Mr. Srivastava mentioned the importance of transparency, rules, regulations, and redressal addressing mechanisms in tackling corruption. He touched upon the three Cs that are in place to fight corruption, namely CAG, CBI, and CVC. Mr. Srivastava ended his address by accentuating the importance of bringing structural changes to make the system efficient and corruption-free. The event concluded with thought-provoking elocution by students of IIM Nagpur, who raised many burning issues and suggested innovative ways to tackle them.
Over the course of the week, the IIMN community also undertook the e-pledge to maintain vigilance, on the CVC website. Our sincere thanks to Mr. Srivastava, and the team at WCL, for the address.