Pradeep Kumar, Central Vigilance Commissioner inaugurated the Delhi NCR chapter of Vigilance Study Circle in New Delhi on 27 August 2013. The Central Vigilance Commissioner asked the organisations as well as the institutions working in this vigilance sector to collaborate with like-minded people and organisations for strengthening of vigilance administration.
It is important to note that accountability Institutions like CAG and CVC play an important role in containing corruption in the administration. For the purpose of strengthening the Vigilance Administration across government and to combat corruption more effectively, the idea of Vigilance Study Circle was introduced.
Role of the Vigilance Study Circle
The role of Vigilance Study Circle is very important in fighting against corruption, promoting ethics within the government and achieving transparency and efficiency in their transactions.
The first Vigilance Study Circle was formed in Hyderabad in the year 2003. Thereafter, other places such as Kerala, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore were added to its chapters. The mission of the Vigilance Study Circle is to spread vigilance and promote public integrity. Its aim is also to develop skills of vigilance professionals in the fight against corruption and impart knowledge and skills to vigilance functionaries. It also aims at undertaking the activities for wider dissemination of anti-corruption and accountability tools and techniques.