DSC 0260IACA and India’s Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) have agreed to further intensify their working and service relations following a visit by the head of the CVC to the Academy last week.

During productive and wide-ranging discussions, Hon. Shri K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner of the Republic of India, expressed his high appreciation for IACA’s programmes and trainings.

These include multiple tailor-made trainings that IACA delivered at the request of the CVC for groups of senior Indian vigilance officers and officials from public sector companies, most recently in March 2017.

The two-week programmes covered topics such as organizational integrity, corruption prevention, fraud detection, and good governance. Feedback from participants was extremely positive, with an overall evaluation score of 4.9 out of 5 for IACA’s services.

Last week’s meeting followed previous discussions between IACA and Hon. Shri Chowdary in February during an IACA mission to India.

The CVC is an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address governmental corruption. It has the status of an autonomous body, free of control from any executive authority, and is charged with monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government of India, and advising various authorities in Central Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing, and reforming their vigilance work.