As part of the current Vigilance Awareness Week, the Sopore administration conducted an event today at the ADC office in Sopore with the subject “Say no to corruption; Commit to the Nation” in an effort to raise awareness among the staff and encourage good governance.
During the event, all officers and officials received an integrity vow from Sopore Shabir Raina Ahmad, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) and District Vigilance Officer, alerting them to the negative consequences of corruption.
Traders Federation President Haji Mohammd Ashraf Ganaie, Tehsildar Sopore Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Chief Executive Officer MC Sopore Tariq Ahmad Reshi, President of the Industrial Estate Javid Ahmad Bhat, President of Fruits Mandi Sopore Fayaz Ahmad Malik, and other senior officers and officials from the Administration Sopore were also in attendance.
The ADC Sopore stressed the importance of the programme in his workshop speech and urged the officers to uphold honesty, transparency, accountability, and justice at all levels while carrying out government programmes to prevent inconveniences for the public. In addition to emphasising the need for education to foster moral and ethical principles that future generations might absorb, he exhorted everyone to work diligently and honestly.
The ADC went on to say that accountability, transparency, and a corruption-free governance architecture are essential for a society free of corruption. A number of technological interventions, such as BEAMS, DBT, the empowerment app, online revenue services, etc., have been used recently to implement these reforms, ensuring that payments to vendors are made directly to them and that legitimate recipients of government programmes receive benefits.
The ADC also emphasised that public involvement is essential to ending corrupt practices at all levels, that people need to be educated about the negative impacts of corruption, and that reformative actions must be implemented to stop such anti-poor, anti-development, and anti-economic activities.
He emphasised that combating corruption requires a concerted effort on the part of all parties involved and emphasised government employees’ duty to root out corruption in society.
All of the other government offices in the town of Sopore also hosted similar events and ceremonies to take pledges.