PANAJI: Vigilance Awareness Week (Oct 27-Nov 2) is being observed in the country. As part of the programme under the aegis of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Dona Paula-based Our Lady of the Rosary Higher Secondary School virtually administered the integrity pledge. The pledge conceptualised by CVC, has been reproduced in this post for enlightening members of the public.
Integrity Pledge for Citizens
I believe that corruption has been one of the major obstacles to economic, political and social progress of our country. I believe that all stakeholders such as government, citizens and private sector need to work together to eradicate corruption.
I realise that every citizen should be vigilant and commit to highest standards of honesty and integrity at all times and support the fight against corruption.
I therefore pledge:
To follow probity and rule of law in all walks of life;
To neither take nor offer bribe;
To perform all tasks in an honest and transparent manner;
To act in public interest;
To lead by example exhibiting integrity in personal behaviour;
To report any incident of corruption to the appropriate agency.
Integrity Pledge for Organisations
We believe that corruption has been one of the major obstacles to economic, political and social progress of our country. We believe that all stakeholders such as government, citizens and private sector need to work together to eradicate corruption.
We acknowledge our responsibility to lead by example and the need to put in place safeguards, integrity frameworks and code of ethics to ensure that we are not part of any corrupt practice and we tackle instances of corruption with utmost strictness.
We realise that as an organisation, we need to lead from the front in eradicating corruption and in maintaining highest standards of integrity, transparency and good governance in all aspects of our operations.
We therefore pledge that:
We shall promote ethical business practices and foster a culture of honesty and integrity;
We shall not offer or accept bribes;
We commit to good corporate governance based on transparency, accountability and fairness;
We shall adhere to relevant laws, rules and compliance mechanisms in the conduct of business;
We shall adopt a code of ethics for all our employees;
We shall sensitise our employees of laws, regulations, etc. relevant to their work for honest discharge of their duties;
We shall provide grievance redressal and WhistleBlower mechanism for reporting grievances and fraudulent activities;
We shall protect the rights and interests of stakeholders and the society at large.