Central Vigilance Commission to evolve more preventive vigilance regime

New Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas on Thursday said the Commission has been continuously working to enhance standards of vigilance administration and to evolve a more preventive vigilance regime.

Addressing a seminar on "Empowering Citizens to Combat Corruption" on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day here, Thomas said: "Efforts at modernising the vigilance framework are underway which include development of new models of preventive vigilance, adoption of risk management approach and aligning the vigilance function with the corporate governance framework."

"A preventive and punitive approaches to addressing corruption need to complement each other," he added.

He said that Commission has adapted a strategy of "Leveraging of Technology" and has been persuading the Government to adopt e-governance measures.

"The aim is to use technology in activities vulnerable to corruption in order to reduce human intervention", he added.

Thomas said that the Commission has undertaken an awareness campaign aimed at creating awareness about corruption and inculcating the value of ethics and good governance. The campaign would enable reduce people's tolerance for corruption.

In order to shape an ethical society, the Commission has recommended to the Government to include education on ethics as part of the school curriculum, Thomas informed.

On this occasion, the project 'VigEye' was also launched by the Commission.

This will provide for a more user-friendly platform for interface between the CVC and the citizens who are harassed by corruption or those who want to disclose information about corrupt activities.

'VigEye' an acronym for Vigilance Eye, implies that the citizens would act as the eyes of the Commission in keeping vigil on public affairs. Citizens are encouraged to stand up against corruption by becoming a 'VigEye'. (ANI)

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