As perCVC Circular No. 05/08/19 (No. 019/VGL/029) dated 02.08.2019 endorsed by CSIR vide their letter No. 15-6(82)/98-O&M (Vig.) dated 13th
Aug., 2019 the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week in our Council will commence from 28th
October to 2nd
November, 2019 .
The Central Vigilance Commission, which has a special responsibility under para 3(v) of Government of India Resolution no 371/20/99/AVD-III dated 4.4.1999, declared that the week beginning from 31st October every year should be observed as the Vigilance Awareness Week. This Week is observed keeping in view the spirit of the eminent leaders like Sardar Patel and the need for fighting the social evil of corruption. The significance of 31st October is that it is the birthday of the Bismarck of India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. He represents the best values in the Indian tradition so far as governance is concerned. He integrated the country and also was a shinning example of probity in public life. He exercised a major influence in establishing the administrative structure in India.
This year the main focus of observing the Vigilance Awareness Week is 'Integrity-A way of life (ईमानदारी - एक जीवनशैली)' .