VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK | IUST, ACB organise workshop
Awantipora: Commemorating anti-corruption drive being held across Kashmir, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Monday jointly organised a workshop ‘Maintaining Integrity and Prevention of Corruption at Workplace’.
During the event, an integrity pledge was administered by Registrar IUST, Prof NaseerIqbal to the employees and students aiming to sensitise the employees and students of the varsity about the evil effects of corruption in the society.
Vice Chancellor IUST, Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, who was the chief guest on the occasion, congratulated the joint efforts of the ACB and the IUST in organising the workshop.
“Even at the international level, it is not always the financial corruption that can corrupt a society but other 50 percent may be about undue favours, favouritism, and moral dishonesty in simple affairs of daily lives which hamper our growth and socio-economic development especially in this part of the world, which ranks high in corruption indices,” he said.
Hoping the workshop would benefit the student community, SSP ACB South Kashmir, Mir AftabAalam shared his experiences from the field during his keynote address.
He informed the gathering about the working of the ACB in eradicating the menace of corruption from the society.
“For the past two years, we have shifted our focus to provide access to the public over the digital platforms, where one is just seconds away from filing a complaint on the contact numbers given on our websites,” Aalam said.
Informing the audience about the situation on ground, Joint Director Prosecution ACB, Gulshan Ahmad spoke on how “rampant is the corruption in our society” and how it “degrades the morals of our society”.