Punjab vigilance officers took pledge to weed out corruption
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
In a bid to eradicate corruption from the society, Punjab Vigilance Bureau today observed vigilance awareness week at Punjab Vigilance Bhawan, S.A.S. Nagar where ADGP-cum-Chief Director Vigilance Bureau BK Uppal administered oath to all officials to eradicate corruption from the state.
While addressing the gathering, VB Chief Director said it is our moral duty to aware people about their rights. “In the current scenario, our job has increased tremendously and we should use this challenge as an opportunity to raise public awareness towards the policy of achieving transparency, accountability and corruption free governance”, he added.
He informed that during this week, Bureau would run an awareness campaign across the state especially in educational institutes through various modes to make youth aware about the ill effects of corruption. Besides, public would be informed about the efforts being made by state vigilance bureau in preventing corruption in public offices. “During this week, VB would engage with students through declamations and competitions to make them strong to stand against this evil firmly” he said.
VB chief further added that the vigilance awareness week is being observed with the theme “Integrity – A way of life”. He said during this week our focus would be on prevention side and creating awareness in society. He stated that apart from this, VB would identify those groups who were generally blamed for engaging in corruption and guide them to make some changes in their working.