The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has decided that this year the Vigilance Awareness Week would be observed from 30th October to 4th November 2017.
The theme of the week would be “My Vision-Corruption Free India” (“मेरालक्ष्य – भ्रष्टाचारमुक्तभारत”). The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function held on Monday.
The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week commenced with the Integrity Pledge by public servants in the Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)/Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and all other Organisations at 11.00 a.m.
The Central Vigilance Commissioner, Shri K.V. Chowdary said that the purpose of observing Vigilance Awareness Week is to educate the public at large about the corruption related practices and also educating them how to report about it.
He said that it acts like a mass movement of involving people in saying no to corruption. Chowdary said that to give recognition to the reforms and good work done by the organization in the field of punitive, preventive and participative vigilance, the Vigilance Excellence Awards have been instituted in two categories from this year onwards.
The Commission is developing an Integrity Index based on benchmarking of internal processes and controls within an organization as well as management of relationships and expectations of external stakeholders.
Initially, Integrity Index will be developed for 25 organisations including Government organisations and PSUs. This Integrity Index will be developed with technical support from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Public servants took the pledge provided by Central Vigilance Commission.
Doordarshan employees take pledge on Vigilance Awareness Week in New Delhi. Courtesy: @ddsportschannel
PDG (M&C), Shri A.P. Frank Noronha administering Integrity Pledge to officials of PIB, on the occasion. Courtesy: @MIB_India ITBP personnel Integrity pledge being administered to
at Directorate General by Sh R K Pachnanda, DG ITBP.