Vigilance Department of GUVNL is headed by an IPS officer of the rank of Additional Deputy General from Gujarat Police (On deputation).
Main function of Vigilance Department GUVNL is to keep close watch on pilferage of electricity from the network of subsidiary companies. Over and above, Vigilance Department is also coordinates with all subsidiary companies for security and vigilance related issues.
To keep vigil over the pilferage of energy, vigilance department co-ordinates with all subsidiaries companies i.e. MGVCL, PGVCL, DGVCL & UGVCL. Central control room is operative where anyone can give information regarding theft of electrical energy. The telephone no. are 1800-2333030 (toll free from BSNL Lines) & (0265- 2356825). Information received is handled confidentially and should the informer desires so, his/her anonymity is preserved. In GUVNL website also there is provision of submission of information regarding power theft. For submission of such information, which is general in nature, informant doesn't get any monetary reward. To encourage people to come forward and submit information erstwhile GEB had introduced a scheme of cash reward (based on recovered amount due to submission of information) as an incentive. For eligibility for getting cash reward power theft informer has to submit detailed information in prescribed format. Name, address and amount paid to informer are kept strictly confidential. The same scheme is still operative under GUVNL Vigilance Department.
To take appropriate confidential actions on such power theft related information, Installation Checking Squads are functioning in each O&M circle in each subsidiary company MGVCL, PGVCL, DGVCL & UGVCL. Engineers from group companies have been deputed to GUVNL Head Quarter to co-ordinate centralized MASS CHECKING DRIVES in so called Head strong areas as and where required.
For dealing with cases of power and property theft, Government of Gujarat has created five dedicated police stations at Vadodara, Surat, Sabarmati, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. Vigilance Department of GUVNL co-ordinates with the State government for effective functioning of these police stations. Officers of the rank of DySP, PI, PSI, level and Staff in ASI, HC cadre from the State police department are working on deputation basis to facilitate the functioning of these police stations. Some of the retired officers from State Police department are also posted as Officer as Special Duty. The addresses of the Police stations with its In-charge name and telephone no. are as under