MUMBAI: As per the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission, Bank of Baroda (Bank), one of India’s leading public sector banks, is observing Vigilance Awareness Week 2023, from October 30th to November 5th, 2023. The theme for the Vigilance Awareness Week this year is “Say no to Corruption; commit to the Nation.”
The Bank will observe the Vigilance Awareness Week across all its offices and branches, both domestic and overseas as well as at the bank-sponsored Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), subsidiaries, and joint ventures.
The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week 2023 at the Corporate Office commenced with the administration of the ‘Integrity Pledge’. The Bank’s MD & CEO, Executive Directors, Chief Vigilance Officer, and all employees took the pledge. On the occasion, Shri Debadatta Chand, MD & CEO, of Bank of Baroda also released a special edition of the “BOB Vigilance” newsletter and a theme-based short animated film that spreads the message of eliminating corruption in public life.
Shri Surendra Kumar Dixit, Chief Vigilance Officer, Bank of Baroda said, “By saying no to corruption, we are demonstrating our allegiance to our country. At Bank of Baroda, we are committed to promoting awareness, a sense of ownership, and taking collective action to tackle corruption and nurture integrity and transparency.”
As per the directions from the Central Vigilance Commission, the Bank of Baroda is organizing a series of activities, including awareness workshops, sensitization programs, walkathons, and human chains across the Bank. The Bank is also organizing debates and quiz competitions, engaging staff, students, and Gram Sabha members in villages. “Awareness Gram Sabha” sessions are being organized in Gram Panchayats to educate citizens about the ill effects of corruption on the growth and development of society.