(Published as per Right to Information Act, 2005)
The Vigilance Organisation is headed by Senior Deputy General Manager, who is the Chief Vigilance Officer of South East Central Railway. Railway is committed to provide clean and efficient rail service to the public. In order to bring transparency, Railway looks forward for your active co-operation in the following areas:
� Purchase tickets from Railway Booking/Reservation Counter or Authorized Travel Agent. Purchase of tickets from touts and unauthorized agents is illegal and will entail consequences like being detrained, realization of charges and prosecution.
� Plan your journey in advance and purchase the tickets by availing the facility of making reservation 90 days in advance.
� Traveling under another person�s name is an offence under Section 142 of the Railways Act which pertains to travel on transferred tickets. Passengers who purchase transferred tickets are likely to be detrained, fined and even prosecuted. The penalty for transfer of tickets will be a fine of Rs.500/- or imprisonment up to 3 months or both. Such tickets purchased by the passengers will be forfeited and they will be treated as traveling without ticket. Hence, passengers are advised not to purchase tickets, which are sold by touts or unauthorized travel agents.
� Unauthorized selling and buying of reserved tickets is an offence under Section 143 of the Railways Act. The penalty for unauthorized purchase and sale of tickets will be a fine of Rs.10,000/- or imprisonment up to 3 years. Passengers who purchase tickets from unauthorized travel agents may lose both their tickets and the reserved accommodation, if such tickets are confiscated during raid.
� If you come across any instance of malpractice or corruption in any sphere of working, please take the trouble of informing us giving details such as date and time of occurrence, Train No., details of railway personnel regarding the irregularity noticed by you. The identity of the complainant is kept secret and he is not exposed at any stage of inquiry, investigation or trial. The information will be kept confidential and will help the Railway Administration correct such irregularities by taking action against the erring official.
� Vigilance Department carries 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 viz., harassing public by means of unfair demands, showing favoritism in award of contracts, misappropriation/embezzlement of government money by showing false or fabricated purchases, execution of sub-standard work, fake appointments, nepotism in departmental selections, promotions and undue advantage to anyone without any public interest.
Any corruption related complaint pertaining to South East Central Railway may be addressed to:
Senior Deputy General Manager & Chief Vigilance Officer,
South East Central Railway, General Manager�s Office Building,
Old RE Complex,
Bilaspur (Chattisgarh) � 495004
FAX No. (07752) 414229