Inquiry initiated against Dredging Corporation of India CEO

An inquiry has been initiated against G.Y.V. Victor, the CEO and Managing Director of Dredging Corporation of India.

According to The Hindu, the inquiry was initiated after a few allegations have surfaced questioning the appointment of Dr. Victor to the position.

The investigation is being conducted by the Chief Vigilance Officer of Visakhapatnam Port Authority, Pradeep Kumar.

It is learnt that the investigating team has found an old document that states that Dr. Victor was dismissed from service in 2000. At that time, he was working as a third officer on a DCI’s dredger.

This was reportedly not disclosed during his interview and appointment for the post and as per the company rules a dismissed officer or employee cannot apply for any position in the company or be taken.

The Hindu reports that Dr. Victor agreed that he was dismissed from service, but at that time he was a floating staff of the company.

The service rules of floating staff or seafarers are governed by the Maritime Union and are quite different from the rules for shore-based jobs.

Mr. Pradeep Kumar said that once the investigation is over and the authenticity of the documents on hand are proved, a report will be sent to the Government for its decision and necessary action.

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