GUWAHATI, Oct 28 - The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Assam in collaboration with the Chief Minister�s Special Vigilance Cell is observing Vigilance Awareness Week with a series of activities.
This time the theme of the week is �Integrity- A Way of Life� and the event started today. This awareness week is observed every year during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (October 31) falls.
The inaugural function was held at the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption with an in-house session chaired by Justice Gautam Barua and attended by IGP of the directorate Anurag Tankha and Public Prosecutor for the Gauhati High Court PP Boruah along with the prosecution staff.
As part of event, on October 30 a �human chain� against corruption by school children will be held in the city, where the students will display placards and banners carrying pictures and slogans on the theme.
The directorate is also holding a creative writing competition among students from Class IX to XII on the topic �Integrity - A Weapon to Curb the Tyranny of Corruption� or �The Monster of Corruption is eating into the Socio- Economic Growth of the Nation�. A prize money poster making competition will also be held.
At BSF programme Frontier headquarters: The BSF Frontier headquarters at Patgaon is observing Vigilance Awareness Week-2019 to promote transparency and probity in public governance.
The observance began with administration of the vigilance pledge by BSF IG Piyush Mordia. Administering the pledge, he said the objective of the week is to reaffirm the commitment to fight against unethical practices, blatant violation of systems and procedures and corruption prevailing in workplaces.
The staff at the headquarters pledged to always strive to bring about integrity and transparency in all spheres of their activity, work for eradication for corruption, bring pride to the organisation through collective efforts and provide value-based service to the countrymen.
Programmes and competitions such as visits to nearby schools to inculcate awareness among students, essay, debate, cartoon and poster competitions on moral values, ethics, good governance, etc., will be conducted.
At Airports Authority of India: At the Airports Authority of India Northeast Region Headquarters, the awareness week today started with an integrity pledge ceremony conducted among the AAI employees at Dr Bhupen Hazarika conference Hall of the regional headquarters. The oath ceremony was led by Regional Executive Director (officiating) JT Radhakrishna in the presence of senior AAI officials. The employees pledged to eradicate corruption from all spheres of life.�In his message to the employees, Radhakrishna said all should work towards making India corruption-free and a better workplace for all.
At the AAI Regional Headquarters, the weeklong programme will have a series of activities, including slogan competition for AAI employees, drawing and poster competition in college, initiation of �Integrity Clubs� in schools, lectures by eminent personalities, human chain in and around the airport, vigilance awareness champ in local panchayat, etc.
Awareness programmes in the airports in Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Lilabari, Silchar, Tezpur, Rupsi, Agartala, Imphal, Dimapur, Shillong, Lengpui included mass oath-taking ceremony, distribution of pamphlets, display of posters and banners.
At Guwahati Refinery: As part of observance of Vigilance Awareness Week that commenced today, the employees of Guwahati Refinery reiterated their commitment to the best vigilance practices and integrity at the pledge-taking programme organised on the administrative building lawn. The employees took the integrity pledge in three languages � Assamese, Hindi and English.
Speaking on the occasion, S Manchanda, Executive Director, Guwahati Refinery said vigilance is basically a key management function for maintaining probity and integrity in an organisation. Talking about various vigilance practices adopted by the organisation, he enunciated his confidence on those practices in ensuring integrity, accountability and transparency in the organisation.
Sharing his thoughts on this year�s theme, he urged the employees to continue with their commitment and dedication for prevention of corruption so as to contribute towards a corruption-free society.
Vigilance Awareness Week messages from the Chairman and the CVC were read out by SP Baruah, CGM (TS&HSE) and NK Chakraborty, CGM (T) respectively. PK Patowary, GM (M&C), read out the message from CVO. Earlier, GC Kalita, DGM (Vigilance) welcomed the gathering.
As part of the observance, a quiz contest, as also competitions on speech, slogan writing, etc., based on the theme have been planned to generate awareness among the employees, their families, students, members from CISF, contractual workers and trade apprentices.
A training programme through external faculty for the employees and a vendors� grievance redressal programme have also been chalked out. To generate awareness among the stakeholders outside the refinery, Guwahati Refinery is also planning quiz and speech competitions at schools and colleges. A movie screening programme is also being planned.
Meanwhile, a spot painting competition amongst the housewives and woman employees of the refinery and CISF was organised on October 25 on the theme where 33 women participated. Later, the participants took the integrity pledge and were given certificates of commitment issued by the Central Vigilance Commission.
At NF Railway: The Vigilance Awareness Week started today at the Maligaon headquarters of Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction) Organisation with the administering of pledge to officers and staff by NK Prasad, General Manager of NFR (Construction).
NFR (Construction) is observing the week in all its projects and offices and during the week different programmes will be organised for creating awareness among the officers, employees and their family members, highlighting the evils of corruption and its impact on society.
The programme also started at Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) with the integrity pledge administered by Boniface Lakra, Chief Vigilance Officer of NFR.
A discussion on this year�s theme was also held where NFR General Manager Sanjive Roy was present. A vigilance bulletin was released on the occasion.
Later, a video conference with senior officials from all the five divisions of NFR was organised, in which various issues related to promoting more transparent ways in administrative working were discussed.