Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week at SBBJ

Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 31.10.2016 to 05.11.2016 this year. A key note address on the theme of the week “Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating corruption” was delivered by Rakesh Verma, Additional Chief Secretary(Retired), Government of Rajasthan (presently working as adviser to the Government) at Bank‟s Head Office on 04.11.2016. Speaking at length on this occasion Shri Verma exhorted the audience to come out of their comfort zone to fight against corruption rather than seeing it happening. Extending it further he said that
listen to your heart and taste the happiness derived out on winning the race against forces that are evil.

A.C.Rout, Chief General Manager(CB) of the Bank presided over the function and in his address he said that he is reminded of and old saying that when wealth is lost nothing is lost. When health is lost something is lost. But when character is lost every thing is lost.The Chief Vigilance Officer of the Bank M.P.Nagpal speaking on the occasion asked all the staff members to popularize Bank‟s „Whistle Blower Policy‟ and come out with disclosure any thing dishonest if happening around them. He also called make all out efforts to reach out to Staff Members / Citizens / Organizations and encourage them to take the “Integrity Pledge” on CVC website in large numbers.

The General Manager(Inspection & Audit) Shri Ramesh Arya was also present in this programme.Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed at Head Office of the Bank and branches / offices all over India. During the week, activities undertaken include organizing of speech competition at schools / colleges and amongst Bank‟s staff members on the theme of the Week. Gram Sabhas have been organized by most of the 774 rural and semi urban branches of the Bank. “Integrity Pledge” has been taken by large number of customers in all the branches. Bank has also provided hyperlink
at its own website as well as on its intranet to enable the customers & staff members to access the CVC site for taking Integrity Pledge. Online Quiz and Slogan competitions for staff members were organized. Many other programmes for enhancing awareness amongst public were also organized.

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