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Munawar Khursheed takes charge as CVO in MCL

Sambalpur, Aug 29: Munawar Khursheed, a 1992-batch Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer, on Monday took over the charge as the seventh Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a flagship subsidiary of Coal India Limited, under Ministry of Coal.

Prior to the new assignment he was the in-charge IG/RPF-cum-Chief Security Commissioner at the SEC Railway/Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh).

The CVO acts as distant arm of Central Vigilance Commission to check corruption and strengthen anti-graft measures in an organisation.

An expert in anti-insurgency operations, Khursheed was decorated with Indian Police Medal for meritorious service by His Excellency, the President of India in 2014.

The CVO is also a recipient of UN Medal for Excellence in Service (2011), National Award for Outstanding Service (2013), Railway Minister’s Medal (2013) among several awards and recognition for his distinguished service.

An alumni of Delhi School of Economics, SVP National Police Academy and Administrative Staff College of India, Khursheed was trained abroad at Louisiana University, under the aegis of Department of State-USA, Peacekeeping Operations Institute-Geneva, UN Training Centre-Khartoum (Africa) and Baton Rouge Police Academy-USA.

“I look forward to fulfill the assigned agenda and implement the guidelines and directives of the CVC, in their true letter and spirit, for the noble ideal of a transparent and corruption-free working environment,” said the CVC.

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