Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava, Secretary (Border Management), administered the pledge to officers and employees of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Personnel & Training here today to mark the commencement of Vigilance Awareness Week.
It has been declared by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) that every year Vigilance Awareness Week should be observed. Since the year 2000, the Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed around the first week of November every year. It has been decided that this year, the Vigilance Awareness Week be observed by all organisations, falling within the purview of the Central Vigilance Commission, from October 26-to-October 31, 2015.
As per CVC directions, the observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week commences with the pledge at 1100 hours on Monday of the assigned week. All officers and employees of the Government affirmed that they shall continuously strive to bring about integrity and transparency in all spheres of activities, work unstintingly for eradication of corruption, remain vigilant and work towards the growth and reputation of the organisation, and do their duty conscientiously and act without fear or favour.
During the week, organisations are requested to emphasise more on efficiency and transparency in their customer-oriented programmes. Efforts should also be made to raise awareness among the users of the services provided by the departments/ organisations, about the initiatives taken for improvement of the systems and procedures, the complaint handling policy, the avenues available for redressal of grievances, etc.