Vigilance Awareness Week: CR, WR pledge transparency

Mumbai:  To impart awareness among the railway staff and the public about the importance of honesty and transparency, Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed by Western Railways and Central Railways of Mumbai’s Suburban Railways network from October 28 to November 2.

To mark the beginning of the Vigilance Awareness Week, R.K. Verma, Senior Deputy General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer, Western Railways and B.P. Khare, General Manager, Central Railways administered a pledge to the staff and officers at the Head Quarters Office at Churchgate and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Heritage building respectively to work with honesty and dedication.

While administering the pledge, Khare said, “We should strive hard to bring about integrity and transparency in all spheres of our activities”. He also pledged to work unstintingly for eradication of corruption in all spheres of life.

He further urged all to remain vigilant and work towards the growth and reputation of the organisation and advised to provide value-based services to fellow citizens, and act without fear and favour.

A seminar was also held at Headquarters Office, Churchgate wherein V. Sivakumaran, retired Financial Commissioner, Railway Board was the Chief Guest.

The Western Railways is also conducting an exhibition showcasing various vigilance related issues and system improvement for more transparency.

B.P. Khare released a special bulletin ‘Subodh’ on Vigilance as a part of the week.

Western Railway’s Vigilance bulletin which contains important DOs and DON’Ts for the staff to ensure the work to be done as per set rules and procedures besides the activities of the Vigilance Department was also released on this occasion.