RailTel observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2023

The week unfolded with an array of programs, including enlightening lectures by the in-house experts, engaging quiz competitions and speech contests.

RailTel observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2023

New Delhi: RailTel Corporation of India, a distinguished Mini Ratna CPSU under the Ministry of Railways, marked the Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW) 2023 with a comprehensive and elaborate series of activities from October 30th to November 5th, 2023. The vigilance Department of RailTel, led by CVO Dr. Chandramani Sharma, meticulously planned and executed a range of awareness initiatives throughout the week.

This significant event was held under the auspices of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), the apex vigilance institution, with the overarching goal of rallying all stakeholders to actively engage in the prevention of corruption and to heighten public consciousness regarding the perils posed by corrupt practices.

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The theme chosen for VAW-2023 was 'Say no to corruption; commit to the Nation'. This provided an occasion for employees and other stakeholders to reaffirm their commitment to fostering honesty and integrity in every facet of official and personal interactions.

On the inaugural day of VAW-2023, October 30th, 2023, Shri Sanjai Kumar, CMD/RailTel, administered the Integrity Pledge to all RailTel employees, linking them through a videoconference. An impactful Nukkad Natak was staged by RailTel's in-house team to enlighten individuals about the detrimental effects of corruption and created awareness about the PIDPI. The week unfolded with an array of programs, including enlightening lectures by the in-house experts, engaging quiz competitions and speech contests.

The other activities as part of the observance were Poster Making, Poem Writing, Essay Writing by employees and their family members. Esteemed officials from CVC, CBI, and the Railway Board were invited to share their expertise on various facets of vigilance, providing invaluable insights to the participants.

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As a prelude to VAW 2023, a three-months campaign on "Preventive Vigilance Measures" is being conducted from August 16th, 2023 to November 15th, 2023 on the guidance of CVC, which includes awareness about PIDPI, capacity building, identification and implementation of systemic improvement measures, leveraging IT for complaint disposal, updation of manual, etc. As a thrust to capacity building, RailTel had fruitful sessions on 5-themes, namely, systems and procedures, cyber hygiene & security, procurement, role of IO/PO in conducting inquiries and HR systems & procedures.  RailTel, under the guidance of the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), diligently executed this campaign in its Corporate Office and Regional Offices, achieving commendable progress which was showcased during this week.

The culminating event of this week-long ceremony was the valedictory function, graced with concluding remarks by Sh. Sanjai Kumar, CMD/RailTel, and an insightful Observance Report presented by D. Chandramani Sharma, CVO/RailTel. Additionally, the occasion witnessed the launch of the Vigilance Bulletin and the commendable distribution of prizes to the winners of various competitions, further accentuating the significance and success of VAW-2023.

About RailTel: 
RailTel, a "Mini Ratna (Category-I)" Central Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Railways, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure & ICT Solutions & Services providers in the country, owning a Pan-India optic fiber network covering several towns & cities and rural areas of the country. Along with a strong a reliable network of 61000+ RKM of Optic fibre, RailTel has two MeitY empaneled tier III data centers as well. With its Pan India high-capacity network, RailTel is working towards creating a knowledge society at various fronts and has been selected for implementation of various mission-mode projects for the Government of India in the telecom field. RailTel offers a bundle of services like, MPLS VPN, Telepresence, leased line, Tower Co-location, Data center services etc. RailTel is also working with the Indian Railways to transform railway stations into digital hub by providing public Wi-Fi at railway stations across the country and 6108 stations are live with RailTel’s RailWire Wi-Fi.

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