Vigilance Awareness Week 2020

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week 2020

Corruption is a malice, which is eating into the very ethos of our society and taking a heavy toll on our economy. People lose trust and belief in the administration due to Corruption. In pursuit of Government’s vision to make India a New India by the year 2022, the Central Vigilance Commission, an apex integrity institution of India, endeavors to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in public life.

Vigilance Awareness week is observed every year as a part of the multi pronged approach of the Commission, to encourage stakeholders to collectively participate in the prevention of and fight against Corruption. This is observed every year during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls. The Commission also aims to raise public awareness, regarding the existence causes and gravity of and the threat posed by the Commission.

The Vigilance Awareness Week-2020 will be observed this year from 27th October, 2020 to 2nd November, 2020 on the theme “Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)”.

Corruption in daily life is linked to human greediness, an overdrive to achieve and outdo one another going beyond his means. This is ingrained in human mind that complete eradication is not an easy job. There is no ready-made answer for it nor there any out of the box solution. Still we cannot sit back and let corruption take centre stage in our life both public and private and allow it to engulf and ultimately corrode our very basic ethos of Human existence.

The Anti corruption drive needed to clean partially if not fully the malaises that plague the society should be taken up in a systematic and structured manner. However, no campaign to fight and eradicate corruption can be achieved without community participation. It is therefore necessary to motivate the citizens, as stakeholders in nation building, to collectively combat corruption at all level. It is an effort to raise public awareness against the threat posed by corruption and to make citizens conscious of their right to live in a corruption free society.

Accordingly , the Commission has envisaged that all citizens of India take a pledge of their commitment towards integrity, For this purpose two “Integrity Pledge” are available online at the Commission’s website, one for enlisting support and commitment of the citizens towards integrity and fight against corruption and the other is meant for Corporate / entities/ firms etc. It is requested that all concerned (individual & Organization) should take the Integrity Pledge online and further promote the concept amongst others to ensure their commitment towards eradicating corruption.

North Eastern Council Secretariat is committed to fight against corruption and enhance transparency and accountability in functioning. The goal is to eradicate Corruption from all spheres of its activities.

Let us redeem our pledge and conviction to root out corruption from the depth of our systems and processes. After all, this battle against corruption, we cannot afford to lose.

In this regard, NEC Secretariat is going to organize various event/activities to promote and develop awareness on Vigilance among its Employees, Students of Schools and Colleges and public as a whole.

Details of such Event/Activities listed below:

Sl. No. Date & Day Event/Activity
1 27.10.2020 (Tuesday) Pledge-taking ceremony
2 28.10.2020 (Wednesday) a) Workshop/Seminar for sensitization of officers and staff about vigilance, integrity, good governance, eradication of corruption and the role of vigilance in the development of a nation.

b) Written Quiz Competition on the theme “Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)” and related topics
3 29.10.2020 (Thursday) Poster making competition on the theme “Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)”
4 02.11.2020 (Monday) a) A Talk competition on the theme “Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)”.

b) Prize distribution ceremony