Vigilance Awareness Week 2017 was observed at IndianOil, Chennai from October 30, 2017. Mr. Ullas M. Kamath, Chief General Manager (Vigilance), IndianOil Southern Region, addressed the gathering in the presence of Mr. S. Senthil Kumar, Executive Director (Regional Services), IndianOil Southern Region, Mr. Viswanath Garg, Chief General Manager (Finance), IndianOil Southern Region, Mr. B. Anilkumar, General Manager In-Charge (HR), IndianOil Southern Region, and all the employees of IndianOil Southern Regional Office and Tamil Nadu State Office.
A special talk by Dr. Michaelraj S., Superintendent of Police, CBI/ACB, Chennai, was also organized by the IndianOil Southern Region Vigilance Unit at IndianOil Bhavan, Chennai, to mark the occasion. He spoke on the Vigilance Angle of Anti-Corruption and emphasized on how we should execute our corporate responsibilities as per ethical code of conduct. Dr. Michaelraj said: “As responsible citizens of the country and Govt. servants, it is our duty to abide by the rules and to ensure that the Government’s resources are not misused or abused during our service. A conscious stand of not committing abuse of the Government assets in itself is a testimony towards pledging our commitment to supporting anti-corruption.”
Mr. Ullas Kamath, in his address, stressed on strong ethical values to be displayed by one and all, for a corruption-free environment and that should be reflected in every sphere of life. He added: “Corruption-free India should be every citizen’s vision, which will become the vision of the country. Vigilance units play the watchdog function, trying to establish a corruption-free business environment. However, it is the responsibility of each and every individual to contribute to this mission.”
As per the Central Vigilance Commission guidelines, Vigilance Awareness Week 2017 was observed this year from October 30,2017 to November 4, 2017.
IndianOil is conducting painting, essay, slogan and elocution competitions at over 30 schools and colleges of Chennai. Close to 1,000 registrations have been on the online microsite dedicated for this purpose: www.indiacollegefinder.org/ioclvaw2017. Over 850 entries have been received from students for the competitions. Nearly 100 numbers of E-Pledge have been taken by the students through the site. Around 500 students were awarded with trophies and certificates during the Valedictory cum Prize Distribution function of IndianOil’s Vigilance Awareness Week on November 3, 2017 at Vani Mahal in Chennai.
Street plays and Awareness skits have also been organized by IndianOil at public places like railway stations to propagate the Vigilance Awareness Week messages. One such skit was held at Egmore Railway Station on 31.10.2017 and one was held on 2.11.2017 at Central Railway Station.