New Delhi, October 26, 2021: In line with the directives of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Punjab National Bank (PNB) started the celebration of Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW) from 26th October to 1st November 2021 with an Integrity pledge taking ceremony. The theme of this year VAW is:
Independent India @ 75: Self Reliance with Integrity
स्वतंत्र भारत @ 75: सत्यनिष्ठा से आत्मनिर्भरता
In the ceremony held today, an integrity pledge was administered by Shri CH. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao, MD and CEO and Shri Vijay Kumar Tyagi, Chief Vigilance Officer of PNB to all Sr. Officers of Corporate Office.
Observance of VAW every year is part of the multi-pronged approach of the Commission to encourage all stakeholders to collectively participate in the prevention of corruption. On similar lines, PNB has taken various initiatives to inculcate a sense of honesty and integrity among the employees and control the internal systems making them more transparent. Last year, PNB launched a user-friendly portal namely Tracking & Monitoring of Staff Accountability Cases (TMSAC), to track Staff Accountability matters on a real-time basis.
Addressing the PNB Parivar, Shri Rao stated, “whether it is in our daily or professional life, we are reiterating our commitment to preventive vigilance. As the public sector bank is dealing with the public assets, we have a sense of responsibility towards our customers, stakeholders and fellow employees on the one side and towards the nation at large on the other side. Even in the face of a challenging time of pandemic in the last two years, we as PNB Parivar have always fulfilled our duties with full honesty. He also motivated all officials to promote & spread the culture of PIDPI (Public Interest Disclosure & Protection of Informers) system amongst the public/staff.
In the recently published annual report of CVC and the booklet on Preventive Vigilance released by CVC, the initiatives of PNB was highlighted with photographs and articles, which is a proud moment and truly remarkable feat for PNB.
On this occasion, Shri Sanjay Kumar – Executive Director of PNB conveyed the message on VAW 2021 by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, while Shri Swarup Kumar Saha, Executive Director at PNB conveyed the message by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Also, Shri Kalyan Kumar, Executive Director at PNB read out the message of Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu and CVO Shri Vijay Kumar Tyagi has conveyed the message of the Central Vigilance Commissioner enunciating the importance of Integrity, Transparency and Commitment for each and every citizen of India.