Indira Gandhi National Open University was one of the first educational institutions of higher learning to implement the guidelines laid down by the Central Vigilance Commission. The Vigilance Cell, established in 1998, is headed by the part-time Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO). The CVO advises the Vice-Chancellor on vigilance complaints concerning the University
teachers, academics, officers and staff to ensure probity and integrity in public administration.
The objectives of the Vigilance Cell are to:
- activate vigilance machinery in the University for investigating complaints;
- sensitise the University community against corruption and corrupt practices;
- strengthen preventive vigilance by streamlining procedures; and
- prevent the possibilities of corruption and to encourage a culture of honesty and integrity.