As per the direction of Central Vigilance Commission, the Department observed 'Vigilance Awareness Week' from 27.10.2014 to 01.11.2014
The Vigilance Awareness Week began with administering of the Pledge to the officers and staff on DST and DSIR on 27.10.2013 at 11 A.M near the Flag-post in DST complex. Dr. B.K.Shukla, Sc. 'G' as Chief Vigilance Officer, DST and Shri Indu Bhaskar, Sc. 'F' Chief Vigilance Officer, DSIR administered the Pledge in English and Hindi respectively.
On 28.10.2014, "Essay writing competition" and on 29.10.2014, "Debate competition" on combating Corruption-Technology as an enabler & on selected current topics relating to Vigilance were organized.
The closing ceremony of the Vigilance Awareness Week was held on 31.10.2014 at 11.30 A.M in Seminar Hall, DST, which was attended by the officers and staff of both DST & DSIR. In the opening remarks, Dr. B.K.Shukla, C.V.O, DST informed about the activities held during Vigilance Awareness Week and importance of Vigilance Division in bringing about transparency in Government Organization. A short lecture was also delivered on preventive Vigilance by Mrs. Anuradha Mitra, JS&FA & Shri B.P.Singh, Scientist 'G' ex-C.V.O and distribution of prizes for the winners of the above mentioned competitions was arranged. Shri Indu Bhaskar, C.V.O, DSIR thanked JS&FA for presiding over the closing ceremony and expressed his views on Department's role on combating corruption.