About Us

Central Vigilance Department

1. Genesis

The Central Vigilance Department in NABARD has been set up on July 1, 1985 and comprises a Central Vigilance Department (CVD) at the Head office, Vigilance Departments at the Regional offices and at the Bank’s Training Establishments, which are functioning under the overall control of the Chief Vigilance Officer. Jurisdiction of CVO also extends to all the subsidiaries of NABARD, where one officer, on deputation from NABARD, not below the rank of AGM, is designated the Internal Vigilance Officer.

The basic objective of Vigilance administration is to promote integrity and transparency in the entire functioning of the bank, including the areas of procurement of goods and services. It also helps in improving the Bank’s compliance towards the directions and requirements of Central Vigilance Commission, GoI, New Delhi.

2. Core Functions

CVD performs the following functions:

  • Deal with matters concerning vigilance cases of employees
  • Examine complaints received from the public, the Department of Financial Services (DFS), the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Government of India, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), etc.
  • Furnish the required information to the CBI, CVC, DFS, MoF- GoI etc.
  • Liaison with the above-named agencies in matters of mutual interest
  • Implement preventive vigilance mechanisms by way of periodical monitoring of inspection reports, audit reports, contracts, NPAs and Preventive Vigilance Inspections (PVI) of Regional offices, Training Establishments and Head Office departments 
  • Explore sensitive areas of concern
  • Provide suggestions for systemic improvement

3. Anonymous/pseudonymous complaints:

Any complaint that does not bear the name and address of the complainant is an anonymous complaint and any complaint that does not bear the full particulars of the complainant or is unsigned or is not subsequently acknowledged by a complainant as having been made is a pseudonymous complaint.

As per Central Vigilance Commission’s order No. 12/09/20 dated 24 September 2020, ‘no action would be taken on anonymous/ pseudonymous complaints and such complaints should be filed’.

4. Broad Achievements of the Department at the National Level

During the year 2020-21, the CVD, HO received 186 complaints received from the general public, CVC, CBI, RBI, DFS etc. Of these, 160 were examined and dealt with. The remaining 26 complaints were in due process as at the end of March 2021.

5. Other information

Complaints, if any, may be sent to the following address or to the Officer-In-Charge of Regional offices/training establishments through post/e-mail/fax.

Contact Information

Shri Umesh Kumar Singh
Chief Vigilance Officer
NABARD, Head Office
Bandra-Kurla Complex,
P. B. No. 8121, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051
Telephone Number: 022-26530010
E-mail Address: cvd@nabard.org

Information under RTI – Section 4(1)(b)