Vigilance Awareness Week(VAW) is annually observed across India during the week which marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, which falls on 31st October.
The Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) has decided to observe the Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW) 2021 from 26th October 2021 to 1st November 2021 to promote integrity, transparency and accountability amongst public servants and create awareness about the existence, causes and gravity of corruption.
- The VAW provides an opportunity to reaffirm the collective duty and responsibility to ensure transparency and integrity in the systems and procedures.
The theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2021 is “Independent India @75: Self Reliance with Integrity”.
- The theme focus on self-reliance and integrity, the two ideals that are important to achieve all-around progress and development in India.
The Vigilance Awareness Week 2020 was observed from 27th October to 2nd November 2020 under the theme “Vigilant India Prosperous India”.
The observance of the VAW is one of the tools of the Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) which aims to bring together the stakeholders to participate in the prevention and fight against corruption.
VAW 2021 Initiative – ‘Complaints under PIDPI’:
A special initiative has been taken to create awareness about the complaint mechanism available under the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers(PIDPI) resolution.
Features of PIDPI:
i.The complaints made under the PIDPI Resolution are termed as PIDPI Complaints.
ii.Under PIDPI, the identity of the complainant is kept confidential.
iii.The complaint against the Central Government officials including the Public Sector Banks(PSBs), Public Sector Undertakings(PSUs) and UTs will be taken into cognizance.
Special Clearance Campaign:
The month of September and October 2021 were observed as “Special Clearance Campaign” to clear the outstanding Further Information cases(FI), Implementation of First Stage Advises(FSAs) and Second Stage Advises(SSAs), Investigation and reports(I&Rs), Factual Reports(FRs), PIDPI and non PIDPI complaint etc in all respects of all organisations and departments.
About Central Vigilance Commission(CVC):
Central Vigilance Commission was established by the government of India on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption headed by K. Santhanam.
Central Vigilance Commissioner– Suresh N Patel
Established in February 1964
Headquarters– New Delhi