Vigilance Administration

Vigilance Awareness Week Vigilance mechanism in HPCL is based on the guidelines of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Vigilance Management in Public Sector Enterprises and instructions issued from time to time by the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) as well as the parent ministry, i.e. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MOP&NG).

Vigilance Department in HPCL carries out focused activities in  "preventive and proactive vigilance" which acts as an enabler for management in taking ethical business decisions.

Vigilance Department has an all India presence and is headed by the Chief Vigilance Officer who administers supervision and control of all the Vigilance functionaries of the Corporation. Its major work area, apart from conducting preventive vigilance activities, comprises of investigation of complaints received from individuals, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Central Vigilance Commission, HPCL Management and other sources.

Vigilance complaints are handled as per the complaint handling policies stipulated in Vigilance Manual 2017 of the Central Vigilance Commission.

HPCL conforms to requirements of Government of India’s PIDPI Resolution 2004, duly amended from time to time. View HPCL's Whistle Blower Policy.(47 KB) PDF File Opens in a new window.

Preventive vigilance activities include system studies, surprise inspections, regular surveillance, scrutiny of procurement and contract files, scrutiny of property returns of employees, coordination with Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Chief Technical Examiner (CTE), Vigilance Wing of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MOP&NG), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) etc. The CVO acts as a link between the Corporation and these outside agencies on vigilance matters.

Vigilance functionaries also provide assistance to various functions in respect of interpretation of CVC guidelines, CTE instructions, other norms to be followed in the context of vigilance administration etc.


Chief Vigilance Officer
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Petroleum House,
17, J Tata Road, Churchgate,
Mumbai-400 020.

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