In line with the directions of the Central Vigilance Commission, this year the Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST) observed the Vigilance Awareness Week from 29th Oct – 3rd Nov 2018 with great enthusiasm and active participation. Several activities were organized in order to spread this year’s theme – “Eradicate Corruption – Build a New India”.
The week began with the administering of the Integrity Pledge to all officers and staff of Deptt. of Science & Technology as well as the Deptt. of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) by Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Chief Vigilance Officer of Deptt. of Science & Technology. The Vigilance Unit, as in the previous years, has motivated all employees to sign the e-pledge also.
Several activities were organized during the week, pivoted around this year’s theme, such as Essay Competition, Slogan Writing Competition, Turncoat Debate Competition, Poster Making Competition and Story Weaving Competition. A Drawing Competition was also organized for the children of DST & DSIR employees. Employees and their children enthusiastically took part in the events.
A workshop on Preventive Vigilance was also organized in DST in which several officers of DST & DSIR participated.
The week culminated with an impressive closing ceremony attended by Secretary, DST and top officers of DST and DSIR. The Chief Guest of Honour was Shri Ajit K. Seth, former Cabinet Secretary who delivered the keynote address on combating corruption. The ceremony ended with the distribution of prizes and singing of the National Anthem.