Hyderabad: The South Central Railway will observe Vigilance Awareness Week from 30th October to 4th November, as directed by the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi.
This week is observed to coincide with the week in which the birthday (31st October) of Sardar Vallabhai Patel falls. Sardar Patel is credited with the setting up of administrative structure of Government of India post independence.
The objective of the Vigilance Awareness Week is to bring about alertness amongst the public and government employees through participative and pro-active vigilance management and to remove the menace of corruption. The theme for the current year’s Vigilance Awareness Week observance is “My vision – Corruption free India”.
The Vigilance wing of SCR organizes programmes during the Vigilance Awareness Week to cover Zonal Headquarters, six Divisions, three major Workshops and field units to create awareness against corruption/malpractices and to bring about system improvement through use of technology, according to a press release.
The Vigilance Awareness Week will commence on Monday (October 30), with employees of all units taking a Pledge in the forenoon on eradication of corruption in all spheres of public life.
The pledge will be administered by SCR General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav at the Zonal headquarters and by the respective heads at other offices.
A special programme has been organized on 30th October, afternoon in Rail Nilayam premises which shall be attended by the General Manager, Additional General Manager, Principal Heads of departments, Senior Officers, and Supervisors. P. Sharath Kumar, Advisor to the AP & Telangana Police and CBI would be the Chief Guest. Apart from delivering the keynote address, Sharath Kumar would interact with the audience.
Programmes such as Quiz Contests, Skits and Presentation of case studies are being organized throughout the week at Headquarters and Divisional offices.
A special drive will be undertaken to generate public and staff awareness against corruption by launching campaign through posters and personal counseling by Vigilance Officials at important public and staff contact areas in the field. (INN)