Vigilance and Awareness Week 2021: Self Reliance and Integrity


Vigilance and Awareness Week 2021: Self Reliance and Integrity

The central vigilance commission observes vigilance and awareness week

Vigilance and Awareness Week 2021: Self Reliance and Integrity

Vigilance and awareness is the growing need of every developing nation which is undergoing transformation and focussing on societal upgradation. The central Vigilance commission observes vigilance awareness week from October 26th to November 1 as a mark of respect to Sardar Vallabhai Patel on his birth anniversary 31st October. The week aims  to raise the concern of the growing menace of corruption and its consequences.

India, a land of ethics, rituals and traditions is an epitome of cultural supremacy and ethical functioning supported by strong execution and administration. The Vigilance commission strongly believes that each stakeholder should contribute in spreading awareness against Corruption and work towards a corruption free India by taking initiatives. This year the commission continues to observe this week with a theme of self reliance and integrity.

The theme revolves around the idea to make each citizen self-reliant and also to protect the integrity of the nation by creating awareness about its anti- corruption rules and regulation among all the stakeholders leading to a progressive change within the society.

As a citizen, we should adhere to the theme and also preserve the integrity of our nation by questioning the malpractices within our system and reporting it and helping our nation grow.  We can report to the central vigilance commission via email as it takes complaints against central government employees and keeps the identity secret under Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer Resolution.

As per the guidelines:
1. The complaint should be in a closed/ secured envelope and should be addressed to the Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission. The envelope should clearly be inscribed with “Complaint under the  Public Interest Disclosure” or “PIDPI”

2. The complainant should give his/her name and address in the beginning or end of complaint or in an attached letter. The name and address should NOT be mentioned on the envelope
3. Only complaints pertaining to employees of the Central Government or of any corporation established by or under any Central Act, Government companies, societies or local authorities owned or controlled by the Central Government fall under the jurisdiction of the Commission. Personnel employed by the State Governments and activities of the Stage Governments or its Corporations etc. will not come under the purview of the Commission

4. Complaints should be sent via post only. Complaints received through emails, Complaint Management Portal or any other electronic medium will not be entertained

5. In order to protect the identity of the person, the Commission will not issue any acknowledgement and the whistle-blowers are advised not to enter into any further correspondence with the Commission in their own interest. The Commission assures that, subject to the facts of the case being verifiable, it will take the necessary action, as provided under the Government of India Resolution mentioned above

6. The complaints should have vigilance angle and should not be for grievance redressal.

7. PIDPI complaints should not include details that identify the complainant. If the inclusion of such details is unavoidable then a normal complaint may be lodged in the CVC portal.

Keeping in mind the growing acts of corruption, the commission as per the theme of self reliance and integrity upholds the idea to preserve, protect and prevent any sort of action which harms the transparent functioning of various departments and asks each institution to pledge for self reliance and integrity of the nation.