Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today inaugurated State Vigilance Academy near the Vigilance office near Suryanagar here in the presence of DGP Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma.
The academy was set up to upgrade the knowledge and skills of vigilance officers on a continuous basis so as to retain their professional edge.
The academy will impart training to Vigilance officers to upgrade their knowledge and skills. There are 60 seats at the academy.
Earlier on November 3, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while addressing at the State-level Vigilance Awareness Week programme announced a Vigilance Academy in the State capital.
Notably, in the first month ten months of this calendar year Vigilance has recorded 51 per cent conviction in Vigilance cases, which is four per cent higher than the rate of conviction during previous two years.