Awareness On Vigilance


Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said his Government is firmly committed to root out corruption in all spheres including in the critical area of delivery of basic public services to people and in implementation of welfare and developmental schemes meant for the poor, backward and weaker sections of the society.

 
Speaking at the State level function to observe Vigilance Awareness Week, Mr.Patnaik said “Anti-corruption and transparency are two major planks of my government. We have put in place transparent structures, processes and procedures in various areas of functioning of the government. We are also striving to strengthen preventive vigilance mechanism in various government agencies”.
 
During the observance of the function, the integrity pledge was administered by the Chief Minister to the participants.  MP Bhubaneswar Prasanna Kumar Patasani and Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi attended the function as guests of honour.
 
The function was presided over by Debasis Panigrahi, Director, Vigilance, Odisha, Cuttack.
 
The Chief Minister said public awareness, education and involvement of community are crucial for taking effective and long term measures against corruption.
He said Odisha Vigilance over the years has emerged a leading anti-corruption agency in the country and is taking proactive steps to reach out to the people through use of digital media to facilitate lodging of complaints.

 “It should further intensify its public outreach, and take prompt action on the complaints and grievances. I also call upon all public servants to reaffirm their commitment to curb corruption in all spheres of public service and serve the people with probity, integrity and dedication”, Mr.Patnaik stated.
He appealed all sections of society to actively work towards prevention and detection of corruption and extend then-wholehearted support to the anti-corruption efforts of the State government.
 
Vigilance Awareness Week was observed across the State from October 30 to November 4.
 
To mark the occasion and for making a perceptible impact, banners and posters containing appropriate messages for this occasion were displayed at prominent public places.
 
Debates (Odia anmd English), essay and cartoon-cum-caption competitions on the theme “My Vision-Corruption Free India” were conducted in schools and colleges.
 
Public rallies were held to create awareness amongst the students and the youth in particular and the people in general about the need for combating corruption on multiple fronts.
 


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