Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Entire society is being affected adversely by corruption


New Delhi,

“Integrity is the basic instinct of the Human Being’s life. If we do not respond with integrity towards the society, the society will not return to integrity ourselves. Corruption not only hurt any system but it also hurt lastly to the poor section of society. India may be losing one percent of GDP on account of corruption. In India cost of property is much higher on account of corruption as it imposes an additional tax on any business activity.”

These were few remarks made by prominent former senior diplomat, quiz master and motivational speaker, Dr.Deepak Vohra, Retired IFS  while addressing the employees and senior officers of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) at a seminar organized by NDMC on the occasion of ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi today.

While Dr.Vohra delivered an excellent presentation on the theme of “Integrity, Trust and Corruption”, he said that entire society is being affected adversely by corruption and breach of integrity at many level. Emphasizing that trust and integrity are an inborn moral conviction of human being, we should nurture it in our daily life,  if we want to live in a corruption free society.

On the occasion, the Chief Technical Examiner of Central Vigilance Commission, Shri Shailendra Singh also interacted with the employees and officers of NDMC on the technical issues of transparent tendering process and their specifications.  He stressed upon the importance of self explanatory provision of the tender to avoid the delay in execution of work.

Shri Shailendra Singh said that delaying of work not only enhanced the cost of the work but also hurt the interest of society specifically in the field of health, education or other civic amenities. He further emphasized that quality of work is the main component of execution of work and the quality should not be compromise at any level, as it will hurt the interest of user and spoil the aim or goal of work.  

In his welcome address, New Delhi Municipal Council, Chief Vigilance Officer, Shri Sanjay Kumar Tyagi said that integrity is in the first instance a subject of our own soul, before the matter of law and order and their enforcement by any agency. The observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year is to renew our commitment to achieve the goal for a corruption free society and involvement of public for their participation and creation of awareness among people for achieving these objectives, is essentially required, he added.

Shri Tyagi informed that NDMC is celebrating the Vigilance Awareness Week from 28 October to 2 November, 2019 on the theme of “Integrity – a way of life” in which various awareness programmes are being organized amongst the school children, stakeholders and employee and officers. He further informed that as per the BRICS Summit resolution, NDMC organized poster competitions in its schools on awareness of Vigilance and fight against corruption. The best three entries of competition have been selected and forwarded to the BRICS Countries Secretariat, Moscow for final adjudication.  

On the occasion, CTE- Shri Shailendra Singh administered the Integrity Pledge to the audience and gave away the prizes and meritorious certificates to the school children, adjudged best in the poster competition on the theme of “Integrity – a way of life” organized by NDMC in its schools.



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