As per CVC Circular No. 10/09/16(III) forwarded vide CVC Letter No. 016/VGL/030 dated 26th September, 2016 endorsed by CSIR vide their letter no 15-6(88)/2001-O&M (Vol. X) dated 24th October, 2016 the observance of Vigilance Week in our Council will commence from 31st
October (Monday) to 5th
November (Saturday), 2016.
The Central Vigilance Commission, which has a special responsibility under para 3(v) of Government of India Resolution no 371/20/99/AVD-III dated 4.4.1999, declared that the week beginning from 31st October every year should be observed as the Vigilance Awareness Week. This Week is observed keeping in view the spirit of the eminent leaders like Sardar Patel and the need for fighting the social evil of corruption. The significance of 31st October is that it is the birthday of the Bismarck of India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. He represents the best values in the Indian tradition so far as governance is concerned. He integrated the country and also was a shinning example of probity in public life. He exercised a major influence in establishing the administrative structure in India.
This year the main focus of observing the Vigilance Awareness Week is 'PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN PROMOTING INTEGRITY AND ERADICATING CORRUPTION'.