Every year, 5th August to be celebrated as ‘Day of Resolution for Freedom from Corruption’: Govt

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Says week following 5th August will be celebrated as ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’

Srinagar, Aug 11: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday said that 5th August every year will be celebrated as “Day of Resolution for Freedom from Corruption” in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

“It is hereby ordered that 5th of August every year shall be celebrated as “Day of Resolution for Freedom from Corruption” in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The occasion shall be marked with pledge taking ceremonies in all public offices wherein all employees shall take an oath for eradicating corruption from public life and offices. On the occasion, employees who have made remarkable contributions in eradication of corruption for the preceding years shall be felicitated and awarded,” reads the order issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Principal Secretary to the Government, a copy of which lies with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

“It is further ordered that the week following 5th of August, every year shall be celebrated as “Vigilance Awareness Week” by conducting seminars and workshops on initiatives undertaken by various offices/officers/institutions with regard to eradicating corruption and increasing public accountability and service delivery, besides promotion of activities related to digital governance and reduction of human interface in delivery of public services. The IEC activities on increasing accountability and transparency in public offices shall also be conducted at all District/HoD/Administrative offices during the celebrations,” it adds—(KNO)