Northern Railway's Vigilance department is headed by the Senior Deputy General Manager (SDGM), who is the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) for Northern Railway.
- Ensure integrity by being Progressive, Proactive and Innovative.
- Continuously fight corruption by educating people in all spheres.
- Ensuring public co-operation to eradicate corruption.
- To protect the honest.
- To detect the dishonest and initiate departmental/punitive action.
- To deter the fence sitters from wrong doing.
The department assists the organization in curbing corruption by way of carrying out regular checks and investigation into the complaints received from public or from its own employees.
Complaints on corruption are investigated, after verifying the genuineness of the complainant. The category of complaints covers a wide variety involving specific corruption acts by public servants over Northern Railway like harassing public by means of unfair demands, showing favor to a particular party in award of contracts, purchase of items at higher rates, misappropriation of Government money by showing false or fabricated purchases, execution of substandard work, fake appointments and showing favor in departmental selections, promotions and causing any undue pecuniary advantage to any one, without any public interest. The identity of the complainant is kept secret and he is not exposed at any stage of the inquiry, investigation or trial.
Disciplinary action is recommended against staff found responsible for committing irregularities and systems improvements are suggested whenever flaws are detected in the work procedures/practices. Review and streamlining of procedures, which appear to give way to corruption or misconduct is also carried out by Vigilance.