The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will observe the Vigilance Awareness Week from 29th October to 3rd November, 2018 as per the directions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Government of India. The theme of the vigilance awareness this year is Eradicate Corruption- Make a New India. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare administered the ‘Integrity Pledge’ to the officers and staff of the Ministry to fight against corruption and commit to highest standards of honesty and integrity. The Central Vigilance Commission aims to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in public life.
As part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, CVC observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year. The observation of Vigilance Awareness Week creates greater awareness among public and encourages all the stakeholders to collectively participate in prevention of and fight against Corruption. During the week-long Vigilance Awareness campaign, various activities like seminars, debates and essay competitions will be organized in the Ministry to sensitize and motivate its officers and staff to remain vigilant and transparent in their work in order to eradicate corruption in all spheres of life. – PIB