Panaji: October 31, 2017 … A week long Vigilance Awareness programme being organised hosted by Directorate of Vigilance, and General Administration Department, Secretariat Porvorim commenced today in the presence of Chief Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar, Chief Secretary Shri. Dharmendra Sharma IAS, special secretary Shri. Govind Jaiswal IAS, SP Anti Corruption Branch Shri. Bosco George and Director of Dept of Vigilance Shri. Sanjiv Gauns Dessai at the Seminar Hall, Secretariat Porvorim. The weeklong event which will conclude on November 3, 2017 is themed on ‘My Vision-Corruption Free India’ and will consist of seminars and workshops for senior Government officers.
The function began with the Integrity pledge administered by the Chief Secretary to the officers of various departments.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister highlighted the importance of the integrity pledge and urged the officers to adhere to it throughout their career span. He also reviewed the tasks undertaken by the Government via Vigilance Directorate. “Major steps have been taken to strengthen the Vigilance department and to clear the pending cases. The department has successfully disposed 160 cases of C and D category and have fasten its speed by disposing 200 files till date as against 20 files per year in previous years. Major cases except pertaining to misappropriation use of funds, crime against women or child are being given special attention. During the current year 50% pending cases will be resolved,” he informed.
He suggested the Directorate to conduct training programs for the officials. “Vigilance is of two kinds. Being negligent or careless in taking a decision and direct corruption, though the latter is seldom. The officer should be vigilant enough to not to fall in problem. GPARD may conduct such courses for the officers,” he said.
The Chief Minister advised the officers to use Government resources with utmost care and avoid wastage of funds. “Saving money of the Government is an example of pro-active vigilance”, he quoted.
The event began with lighting the lamp. Director Shri. Sanjiv Gauns Dessai gave the welcome address. DySP ACB Smt. Sucheta Dessai compered the function Shri. Shashikant Kamat proposed the vote of thanks.