Vigilance Awareness Week was observed at ICAR-NRCG, Pune during October, 28 to November, 2, 2019
As per the office order F. No. 105-1/2019-Vig. Dated 16.09.2019 received from ICAR, New Delhi, a vigilance awareness week was observed at ICAR-NRCG, Pune during October 28 to November 2, 2019. On 28.10.2019, all the staff members took pledge for promoting integrity, transparency and accountability in public life.
The concluding session was held on 02.11.2019. Mrs. Seema D. Mehandale, Dy. SP from Anti-Corruption Bureau, Pune) was invited as chief guest. Dr. Indu Sawant, Director, ICAR-NRC Grapes, Pune presided over the meeting. Dr. R. G. Somkuwar, Vigilance Officer welcomed the chief guest, Director and all the staff of ICAR-NRC Grapes, Pune. In the opening remarks, Vigilance officer has given a lecture on transparency and accountability in government office. He also updated about the training attended at NAARM, Hyderabad for vigilance officers during 31.10.2019 to 01.11.2019. Dr. Indu S. Sawant, Director given a talk on transparency in the office
The debate on “Integrity-A way of life, Dream or Reality was organized by Dr. D. S. Yadav, Sr. Scientist (Entomology). The participants were selected for first, second and third prize. The chief guest Mrs. Seema Mehendale delivered a lecture on “Integrity – A way of Life”. The staff members of the institute actively participated in the event.
Among the different groups, individuals role in curbing the corruption, responsibility of individual employee in public office, social platforms, etc. in curbing corruption were discussed. Several participants expressed their views with majority focusing on the role of family and school in laying foundation for corruption free society. Importance of education for developing individuals, adoption of e-governance as mean to reduce the corruption and the role of anti-corruption bureau in handling issues related to corruptions were deliberated after the debate.
After the deliberations, it was concluded that if an individual make efforts to be honest and work with integrity, it can results into corruption free India. The meeting ended with a resolution for corruption free India.