Source: News Bharati English07 Nov 2016 18:52:35

New Delhi, Nov 7 : Underlining the role of technology in the fight against corruption Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that, technology has a major role to bring in transparency. 

He was speaking at the Valedictory Function of Vigilance Awareness Week 2016, at Vigyan Bhawan. "Corruption is not something we can have in our system and people who do corruption are very creative. It is therefore necessary for us to remain alert all the time," said Modi.

Expressing his concern over the perception about the Politicians in the minds of common man Modi said "Politicians are considered as the most corrupt people in the world. This mindset deters common man from believing in us,"

Taking a serious note about the implementation of policies, Modi asked states to be policy driven and not to get influenced by individual. He advised officials to study broad range of inputs while framing the laws and policies.

The Central Vigilance Commission has observed the Vigilance Awareness Week from October 31 to November 5. The week is observed to generate awareness about the menace of corruption and aims to sensitize public about the consequences of corruption and the ways to eliminate it.

The commission has, this year, envisaged a concept of "Integrity Pledge" to enlist support and commitment of the citizens and organizations for upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, honesty and integrity.

The "Integrity Pledges" have been available as e-pledges from October 31 onwards and are accessed on the Commission's website Within a few days of the launch of the integrity pledge, around four lakh citizens and 15,000 organisations have taken the pledge.