Corruption is among the most burning challenges faced by Jammu and Kashmir. The menace of corruption has hit hard the interests of people. It has also harmed the relationship between the authorities and the masses.
Vigilance measures are needed to counter corruption in all its forms. The holding of Vigilance Week is a good initiative by the government. The Vigilance Awareness week commenced across Jammu and Kashmir with the theme “Corruption free India for a developed Nation”.
Sensitizing Officers, Staff Regarding Corruption
As part of observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from October 31 to November 6, the respective District Development Commissioners of all the districts of Kashmir division administered an integrity pledge to all officers and officials sensitizing them about corruption and allied issues.
It is matter of great relief that observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year 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.
LG Leading The Crusade Against Corruption
It was a historic development that Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha stated that it is the resolve of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration to build corruption-free J&K. He said this at the UT-level inaugural function of Vigilance Awareness Week which he attended virtually.
Leading the crusade against corruption, the Lt Governor administered the integrity pledge to Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Heads of Departments, senior officers and officials to mark the beginning of the Vigilance Awareness Week across the UT of J&K.
All the important wings of the Government are marking the vigilance week.
Vigilance Awareness Week At CUK
Department of Politics and Governance, in collaboration with the Department of Students Welfare (DSW) of Central University of Kashmir (CUK), began the week-long Vigilance Awareness Week celebrations at Green Campus on October 31.
Chief Vigilance Officer of CUK Prof Wali Muhammad Shah, Finance Officer and Dean DSW Mehrajuddin Shah, Coordinator Department of Politics Himabindu M, faculty members, research scholars, and students were also present on the occasion.
JK Police Marks Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, Vigilance Awareness Week
Jammu and Kashmir police, an important institution of the union territory, is marking with full zeal and zest the vigilance week. Celebrating the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and to mark the vigilance awareness week, pledge ceremonies were held across Jammu and Kashmir.
At Police Headquarters Jammu, ADGP (Coordination) PHQ Danesh Rana administered the pledges to the officers and personnel of Police Headquarters, Armed Police Headquarters and Police Telecommunication.
IGP (Hqrs) PHQ, Shri B S Tuti, DPT J&K Shridhar Patil, AIG (personnel) PHQ, Ramesh Angral, AIG (P&T) PHQ, Gurinderpal Singh, AIG (CIV) PHQ, Rajesh Kumar Bali, SSP Kulbir Singh, Randhir Singh, SSP Manjeet Kour, other senior officers and staff of PHQ, APHQ, and DPT attended the pledge ceremony.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas At IIM Jammu
IIM Jammu celebrated ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at its both transit campuses Canal Road and Jallochak. The event was initiated with a floral ceremonial tribute by Prof. B.S Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu at Canal Road Campus and Prof. Jabir Ali, Dean Academics, IIM Jammu at Jallochak Campus. The faculty, staff members and students actively took ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Integrity Pledge’. NSS SMVDU organized Run for Unity on the occasion.
The celebration of Vigilance week by all the major departments of the Jammu and Kashmir can prove to be a major milestone in combating the monster of corruption. We need to maintain the tempo as far as creating the necessary awareness against the evil of corruption is concerned. We can in no way lower our guard.