Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is the premier Indian management Institute and the consulting partner engaged by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to develop a generic framework for computing Integrity Index of Public organizations.
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is the premier Government of India Institution, set up to advise and guide all organizations on vigilance related issues. CVC is completely an autonomous and empowered apex body, that monitors all activities that fall under the purview of vigilance, corruption and integrity.
The objective of this exercise is to define what constitutes integrity of public organisations, to identify the different factors of integrity and their inter-linkages and to create an objective and reliable tool that can measure the performance of organisations on this benchmark.
A five-year road map is envisaged for developing the framework to compute integrity index of organizations. A detailed study and analysis of organizations, associated ecosystem, consisting of formulation, establishment and development processes, organisational structure for such measurement, advocacy of the scores shall be undertaken over a period of time to improve the robustness of the framework.
Helps to assess anti-corruption measures
'Integrity index': will help the Government departments in India to assess where they stand on anti-corruption measures. The integrity index will be initially be compiled for public sector organisations. It will be based on bench marking of governance processes by internal and external stakeholders. This is an research-based approach to creating an integrity index that various organisations can use to measure themselves and which will evolve with changing needs
This index believes that integrity, long-term sustainability and profitability are all closely linked and can help public organisations create islands of excellence in the medium to long term while achieving the objectives.
Besides, it will understand the ecosystem that is necessary for long-term sustenance of the measurement, upgradation and promotion of use of the index in such a way that it becomes an integral part of policy and decision making.
The main objective of this exercise is to define what constitutes integrity of public organisations, identify the different factors of integrity and their inter-linkages and to create an objective and reliable tool that can measure the performance of organisations on this benchmark