SK Sadangi takes charge as chief vigilance officer at Coal India

Kolkata: Coal India got a full-time chief vigilance officer (CVO) on Wednesday as SK Sadangi took charge of the post. Sadangi is a 1988 batch Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) officer and holds a BTech degree from IIT. He also holds a masters’ degree in public policy from National University of Singapore and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, USA.

Sadangi has worked in the governance, vigilance and anti-corruption departments in various zones of the Indian Railways, ports of Kolkata, Haldia, Chennai, Paradip, Kamarajar Port Limited, Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works and Indian Maritime University.

During his tenure as vigilance officer, Sadangi conducted investigations that uncovered irregularities in the transportation of iron ore in railways, high-value procurement contracts, recruitment process of railway staff, data transmission distortion in weighbridges installed in ports and sidings, affiliation process of maritime institutes etc.

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He was also part of the Justice M B Shah Commission of Enquiry constituted by the Centre to investigate illegal mining of iron ore and manganese in large parts of the country.

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