As a part of the nationwide programme of the Central Vigilance Commission, ‘Vigilance Awareness Period’ was observed from 25th October, 2010 to 1st November, 2010 at the office of Directorate General of Vigilance & CVO, CBDT as well as at the field offices throughout India. The detail of various activities undertaken during the period is as under:

A) AT Directorate General of Vigilance office:

• Banners highlighting various facets of corruption were displayed at all the prime locations in the Directorate as well as all the offices of Income Department located at Delhi / New Delhi.

• To mark the beginning of the ‘Vigilance Awareness period ’ the Pledge, as communicated by CVC, was administered by DIT(Vigilance)-I, New Delhi in Hindi, and was read out by all the officers and officials present on 25th October, 2010.

• On 28th October 2010 a ‘Vigilance Awareness Seminar’ was organized at India International Centre ,40 ,Maxmullar Marg, New Delhi to sensitize the group A officers of the Income Tax Department posted in Delhi region about the Vigilance issues and their respective roles in the creation and maintenance of a viable preventive vigilance mechanism within the Department.

• The Central Vigilance Commissioner Sh. P.J. Thomas was the Chief Guest and Sh. J.M. Garg, Vigilance commissioner was the guest of honour on the occasion. To grace the occasion Sh Prakash Chandra Member (P&V), CBDT and Shri C.S. Kahlon Member (L&C) ,CBDT and most of the CCsIT and CsIT of Delhi region were also present along with large number of Group A officers . Dr. Sudha Sharma, DGIT (Vigilance) & CVO, CBDT welcomed the Chief Guest and Shri A. Bandhopadhyay DIT(Vigilance) welcomed the guest of honour. Both the distinguished speakers enlightened the audience with their learned views regarding the significance of inculcating ethical values for curbing corruption among officials to eradicate corruption and lauded the efforts of the Vigilance Directorate to create awareness and arranging such a programme. The Key Note address on the main theme of the Address Session was delivered by Sh. P.J. Thomas, Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

• On this occasion a dedicated web link of the DGIT(Vigilance) New Delhi linked to the main website of Income Tax Department was also inaugurated by the Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sh. P.J. Thomas . The web link is designed to make functioning of the vigilance related work more transparent and also to educate the employees regarding complaint handling process, disciplinary proceedings, vigilance angle etc . The silent features of web link are as under:-

  • Information regarding status of vigilance clearance references is made public through web link.

  • Common mistakes/errors leading to punitive vigilance cases has been compiled and displayed on web link to prevent occurrences.

  • Entire stages of penalty proceedings staring from receipt of complaint till the imposition of penalty (Major/Minor) have been displayed.

  • Major instructions / circular related to vigilance issues have been displayed.

  • Articles/contributions/suggestions in area of preventive vigilance displayed.

• During the vigilance awareness period workshops, seminars and interactive sessions were held by the officials of the Directorate in the different CCsIT charges at Delhi and outside Delhi to educate and sensitise the employees about preventive vigilance .

• During Vigilance awareness period to generate awareness against corruption Essay ,Debates & Painting completions were organized at various stations. Advertisements issued to print Media. Posters encouraging citizens to stand up against corruption were displayed at all Office premises.


Welcome of the Chief guest Sh.P.J. Thomas ,CVC By Dr. Sudha Sharma,DGIT (Vig.)

Welcome of Guest of Honour Sh. J.M. Garg, Vigilance Commissioner By Sh. A. Bandhopadhyay, DIT (Vigilance).

 Welcome of Sh. Prakash Chandra ,Member(P&V) CBDT By Dr. B.K. Sinha DIT (Vigilance)

Welcome of Sh. C.S.Kahlon,Member(L&C) CBDT By Smt. Rekha Goal DIT (Vigilance)

Inauguration of Seminar by the Chief Guest by lightning of Lamp

Lightning of Lamp by Guest of Honour during the Vigilance Awareness Seminar

Inauguration of web link of the DGIT(Vigilance) by the Chief Guest During the seminar

A journey through the web link of the DGIT(Vigilance) by Sh. A. K. Modi Addl.DIT (Vigilance)

 Interactive session on preventive vigilance by Dr. Sudha Sharma DGIT(Vigilance) & CVO, CBDT



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