New Delhi, Oct 25 : Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) will be observing the Vigilance Awareness Week from October 28 to November 2 on a theme of ‘Integrity- A way of Life’.
This is observed every year during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls. This awareness week campaign affirms our commitment to the promotion of integrity and probity in public life through citizen participation.
The Commission has requested all Central Government Ministries, Organizations to conduct activities relevant to the theme both within their organization, and outreach activities for citizens.
All departments and organizations are advised to taking of the Integrity Pledge by all employees, distribution of pamphlets, handouts on preventive vigilance activities, whistle blower mechanism and other anti-corruption measures, conducting workshops and sensitization programmes for employees and other stakeholders on policies, procedures of the organization and preventive vigilance measures.
Outreach activities for public include the display of hoardings, banners, posters and distribution of handouts at prominent locations, places in offices, field units and also at places with public interface, organization of grievance redressal camps for citizens, customers by organizations having customer oriented services, activities and the taking of the online “Integrity Pledge” developed by the Commission.
Laying stress for creation of awareness on the ill-effects of corruption amongst school and college students, various activities such as lectures, panel discussions, debates, quiz, essay writing, slogans, elocution, cartoon, poster competitions on moral values, ethics, good governance practices are to be organized in schools and colleges across the country.
“Awareness Gram Sabhas” are organized for dissemination of awareness in Gram Panchayats (in rural and semi-urban areas) to sensitize the rural citizens about the ill-effects of corruption. In 2018 year, 73,655 such Gram Sabhas were organized during the Vigilance Awareness Week. (UNI)