Senior Indian officials working in the vigilance sector completed a two-week tailor-made training at IACA last Friday. This was the fifth such programme delivered by the Academy as part of a series of trainings held in cooperation with the Indian Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
The 25 participants were officers of the CVC and chief vigilance officers from the Ministry of Railways, the State Bank of India, and the New Mangalore Port Trust, among others.
The programme last week offered an array of topics related to anti-corruption. These include, among others, cybercrime and uses of new technologies in detecting and combating corruption, international perspectives on public procurement, managing conflicts of interest, ethical decision-making, organizational integrity, collective action, and fraud prevention, along with region-specific lectures. It was delivered by internationally renowned experts, including members of IACA’s permanent and frequent visiting faculty.
The group also made study visits to the Austrian Central Public Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption (Zentrale Wirtschafts- und Korruptionsstaatsanwaltschaft), as well as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
This latest training session for Indian vigilance officers was a continuation of the existing cooperation between IACA and the CVC, an apex Indian governmental body that addresses governmental corruption. The prior edition of this training took place in November 2017.
Tailor-made trainings are IACA’s customized programmes for specific organizations, corporations, or institutions, addressing the unique challenges that each one faces in preventing and fighting corruption.