The Central Vigilance Commissioner, K.V. Chowdary addressing a press conference on Vigilance Awareness Week 2017, in New Delhi on October 26, 2017. 
The Vigilance Commissioners,  T.M. Basin and Rajiv are also seen.
The Central Vigilance Commissioner, K.V. Chowdary addressing a press conference on Vigilance Awareness Week 2017, in New Delhi on October 26, 2017. The Vigilance Commissioners, T.M. Basin and Rajiv are also seen.

‘My Vision-Corruption Free India’ theme for vigilance week 2017

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has decided that this year the Vigilance Awareness Week would be observed from 30th October to 4th November, 2017. The theme of the week would be “My Vision-Corruption Free India” (“मेरालक्ष्य – भ्रष्टाचारमुक्तभारत”). The Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function to be held on 30th October 2017.
While addressing a press conference here today, the Central Vigilance Commissioner, K.V. Chowdary said that the purpose of observing Vigilance Awareness Week is to educate the public at large about the corruption related practices and also educating them how to report about it. He said that it acts like a mass movement of involving people in saying no to corruption. Shri Chowdary said that to give recognition to the reforms and good work done by organization in the field of punitive, preventive and participative vigilance, the Vigilance Excellence Awards have been instituted in two categories from this year onwards.
He also said that the Commission is developing an Integrity Index based on bench marking of internal processes and controls within an organization as well as management of relationships and expectations of external stake holders. He further said that initially Integrity Index will be developed for 25 organisations including Government organisations and PSUs. This Integrity Index will be developed with technical support form IIM, Ahmedabad, he added. He also informed that the CVC is developing an e-learning module for the benefit of vigilance officers.  The Vigilance Commissioners T M Basin and Rajiv, Secretary, CVC Smt Nilam Sawhney and senior officers were also present on the occasion.
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 30th October, 2017 at 11.00 a.m.

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