Vigilance Awareness Week was observed in Southern Railway from 31st Oct 2011 to 05th Nov 2011.
The week was commenced by the administration of “Vigilance Pledge” emphasizing the need for “Participative Vigilance” through involvement of the stakeholders through system improvement. The focus would be to lay down transparent policies for good governance in all areas of public administration and monitor their implementation. The campaign also aims at disseminating information about avenues available to the users / citizens for redressal of their grievances. At Southern Railway Headquarters Office, the pledge was administered by the General Manager, Shri Deepak Krishan. Similar pledges were taken at all the six Divisional Headquarters and important stations on Southern Railway.
As part of the Awareness Week, a Seminar was organized at Southern Railway Headquarters. Smt. Vijayalakshmi Viswanathan, Former Financial Commissioner, Railway Board was the Chief Guest in the Seminar. Shri Deepak Krishan, GM along with other Head of the Departments attended the Seminar. SAG & JAG officers from Divisions, Headquarters and all the vigilance officers attended the seminar.
Shri Deepak Krishan, GM in his address stressed on participative vigilance to curb corruption.
The Chief Guest, Smt. Vijayalakshmi Viswanathan, in her key note address, stressed the importance of observing vigilance in all spheres of work.
In addition, various activities like Seminars, essay competitions, Workshops, debates, etc. were organized in all the Divisions of Southern Railway, Zonal Training Schools/Central Training Institutes, etc. on topics related to Vigilance / Anti-Corruption.
A skit on Vigilance Awareness titled “Mr. Clean” was staged at TPJ, TVC, & SA by the staff of Headquarters.
As per the directives of Board, in order to ensure the involvement of outside agencies serving railways and to generate more ideas for vigilance management, a Workshop was held on 4-11-2011 at Headquarters. Executives, contractors/associations and vigilance officers concerning different groups participated in the workshop to deliberate on issues.
Also, as a part of vigilance awareness week, DRMs have been addressed by SDGM to ensure and confirm that all stations & railway premises, within their jurisdiction have a Board displaying the vigilance phone nos., e-mail addresses and also the contact details of CBI/Chennai and Cochin regions.
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