J&K Govt Declares Aug-5 Day For Freedom From Corruption

Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday declared to celebrate August 5 every year as the “day of resolution for freedom from corruption”.

“It is hereby ordered that 5th of August every year shall be celebrated as “Day of Resolution for Freedom from Corruption” in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Principal Secretary to the government said in an order issued Thursday.

“The occasion shall be marked with pledge taking ceremonies in all public offices wherein all employees shall take an oath for eradicating corruption from public life and offices,” the order said, adding, “On the occasion, employees who have made remarkable contributions in eradication of corruption for the preceding years shall be felicitated and awarded.”

Dwivedi further ordered that the week following 5 of August, every year, shall be celebrated as “Vigilance Awareness Week” by conducting seminars and workshops on initiatives under taken by various offices/officers/institutions with regard to eradicating corruption and increasing public accountability and service delivery, besides promotion of activities related to digital governance and reduction of human interface in delivery of public services.

“The IEC activities on increasing accountability and transparency in public offices shall also be conducted at all District/HoD/Administrative offices during the celebrations,” he added.

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