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Lack of morality leads to corruption : V.S. Bindukumari
Kottayam, 01 November 2016
For eradicating corruption, immoral practices should be kept away from the mindset of the people, and high values should be implanted in the minds right from childhood, said Smt. V.S. Bindukumari, Addl. District and Sessions Judge, Kottayam. She was delivering the inaugural address at the Rubber Board, Head Office, Kottayam in connection with the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week. She also pointed out that Right to Information Act is a perfect tool for the public to fight corruption.
Employees should stand for truth and keep away from corruption even in their thoughts, said Sri. Ajith Kumar, IAS, Chairman, Rubber Board, who presided over the function. He also said that one should act in accordance with the law, and not according to the will of their superior officers.
Sri. Viju Chacko (Secretary-in-charge & Finance Director, Rubber Board) also spoke on the occasion. Sri. Thomas Augustine, Vigilance Officer, Rubber Board welcomed the gathering and Sri. S.P. Ramesan, Assistant Vigilance Officer proposed a vote of thanks.
The Rubber Board is observing Vigilance Awareness Week in all its offices from 31 October to 04 November 2016, as directed by the Central Vigilance Commission. The Chairman, Rubber Board administered the pledge in connection with the observance of the Week to officers and staff at Head Office on 31 October. In other offices of the Board, Heads of offices administered the pledge to the staff. Poster competition for college students and elocution competition on the subject ‘Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating corruption’ for students of higher secondary schools and Board’s employees will be conducted at Head Office in the coming days.
Sri. K. Roy Paul, IAS (Retd.), former Secretary of Govt. of India and former member of UPSC will be the Chief Guest of the concluding function to be held at Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam on 4 November 2016.