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Vigilance Awareness Week

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year during the last week of October is taken up to encourage all stakeholders to collectively participate in the prevention of, and the fight against corruption and to raise public awareness regarding the existence, causes and gravity of and the threat posed by corruption.

It is driven by the Central Vigilance Commission.

Central Vigilance Commission

The Central Vigilance Commission has the mandate under the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 to fight corruption and to ensure integrity in public administration. It is charged with monitoring all vigilance activities under the Central Government and advising various authorities in Central Government and organizations under it, in planning, executing and reviewing their vigilance work in order to bring out systemic improvement in governance. In addition, the Commission with its out reach activities also endeavours to create awareness amongst the common man, especially the youth, towards the policy of achieving transparency, accountability and corruption free governance.

Theme for 2023

The 2023 Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 30 October to 5 November, 2023 with the theme "Say no to corruption; commit to the Nation".

Corruption can be defined as a dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, either to obtain benefits to oneself or to some other person. It is a global phenomenon. affecting all strata of society in some way or the other. Corruption undermines political development, democracy. economic development, the environment, people s health and much more. It is. therefore. imperative that the public must be sensitised and motivated towards efforts at weeding out corruption.

Though punishment and penal actions delivered quickly are effective deterrents to corruption, a lot more may be achieved by inspiring the young generation to lead a life that combines righteousness and honesty.

Activities planned

The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week would commence with the Integrity Pledge by public servants in the Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)/Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and all other Organisations on 30 October, 2023 at 11.00 a.m. 

All Organisations have also been advised to conduct activities relevant to the theme both within and outside their respective organizations, and to conduct outreach activities for public/citizens as indicated below :

  1. Promote epledge by visiting https://pledge.cvc.nic.in/
  2. Conduct workshops/sensitization programmes for employees and other stakeholders on policies/procedures of the organization and on preventive vigilance measures.
  3. Conduct various competition such as debates, quiz etc. for the employees and their families on issues relating to anti-corruption.
  4. Use organizational website for dissemination of employees/customer oriented information and to make available avenues for redressal of grievances.

Outreach activities for public/citizens

  1. Undertake activities such as walkathons/ marathons / cyclathons etc., and organise street plays, public functions etc. which have visibility and mass appeal across all strata of society.
  2. Display of hoardings, banners, posters and distribution of handouts etc. at prominent locations/places in offices/ field units and also at places with public interface (eg. branches of Banks, Petrol Pumps, Railway Stations, Airports etc.).
  3. Organize grievance redressal camps for citizens/customers by organisations having customer oriented services/ activities. Similarly, vendor meets may be organised wherever necessary.
  4. Extensive use may be made of social media platforms, bulk SMS/E-mail, Whatsapp, electronic and print media etc. for spreading awareness.
  5. Creation of awareness of the ill-effects of corruption amongst school and college students. All organizations may encourage establishment of 'Integrity Clubs' in schools and colleges as children are the future assets of the country and it is important to cultivate moral values in them.
  6. Organise Awareness in Gram Sabhas for dissemination of awareness in Gram Panchayats (in rural and semi-urban areas) to sensitise citizens on the ill-effects of corruption.

Source : Central Vigilance Commission

Last Modified : 10/30/2023



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