Intending to create a corruption-free India, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Delhi University (DU) is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from October 29, 2018, to November 3, 2018, at CCL Gandhinagar. The outset of this week kicked off as Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)/Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and all other Organizations took an Integrity Pledge at 11:00 am on 29 October 2018.
According to the guidelines of CVC, the impetus of Vigilance Awareness Programme was to create awareness among the citizens, explicitly youths, against turning a blind eye towards corruption, and motivate and encourage them to participate in eradicating this pertinent issue that our country is grappling with, hence the theme “Eradicate corruption-build a new India”.
The Vigilance department will be assorting tailored activities and workshops to adhere to the said theme in order to inculcate those ethical values indelibly in the minds of the youth.
The faculties, departments and institutes of the University were asked to observe the week as per the guidelines of CVC, communicated through a Circular dated September 24, 2018.
The stakeholders were asked to send a report of the activities which will be undertaken along with the photograph etc, to the Vigilance Cell, University of Delhi, so as to enable the Cell to transmit a compiled report to the CVC.
‘In pursuit of the vision of the Government of India to make a New India by the year 2022’, according to a circular from CVC, which is the 75th anniversary of our independence, the Commission, ‘as the apex integrity institution of the country, endeavours to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in public life’.
“Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year is part of the multi-pronged approach of the Commission where a key strategy is 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,” the circular said.