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Press Release No. 269 30-10-2020

दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 269  Dt: 29.10.2020


During the vigilance awareness week being followed all over the Zone from 27th Oct to 2nd Nov 2020, vigilance branch of SWR has launched “Integrity Portal”

At the outset Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager, South Western Railway administered the Vigilance Pledge through virtual link. 

The ‘Integrity Pool’ is envisaged as a forum to spread honesty, build good character and imbibing virtuous acts.  It is an attempt to deal with corruption from basics and fundamentals.  It is conceived as a complementary strategy to current vigilance activities.

          ‘Integrity Pool’ website provides a web based interface and repository to educate people and to give a forum to evolve various new departments o­n integrity, ethics and character.  It encourages sharing the acts of integrity, seen in and around and also understand what it means. It acts as a container of all such testimonials, with focus o­n railway persons, for enhancing overall increase in the intensity of honesty and ethical values.

          In order to make it engaging, the focus is o­n providing a simple and intuitive user experience o­n the website. The users will be able to submit integrity instances and also view the ‘integrity pool’. Other functionalities shall include – a repository of existing material o­n Ethics and honesty, a forum for doing research o­n same and also for up voting, social media sharing, Integrity pool count and uploading the Integrity pledge copies for display.

          o­n the occasion of vigilance awareness week, Hon’ble Justice A V Chandrashekar, addressed the Railway fraternity through webinar o­n the subject Individual & Collective excellence for prosperity o­n 29.10.2020.  Around 250 participants took part in the seminar.

Launch of Integrity pool: A Forum To Spread Honesty, Build Good Character And Imbibing Virtuous Acts.  Visit at



As part of Vigilance Awareness Week being observed by South Western Railway  from 27.10.2020 to 02.11.2020,  a sensitization webinar was conducted by  Hubballi Division today o­n 29.10.2020.  Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager of South Western Railway was the Chief Guest.  Shri Mokshatmananda Swamiji of Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Belagavi was the Guest of Honour.

    Addressing the webinar, Shri Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager of Hubballi Division said that the theme of this year’s Vigilance Awareness Week is ‘Vigilant India, Prosperous India’.  The Vigilance Awareness Week coincides with the birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. Probity and Integrity are the bedrock of good governance.  Corrupt systems undermine our developmental effort. Each individual in the system should maintain personal and professional integrity, he said.

On the occasion, Shri Mokshatmananda Swamiji gave a lecture o­n the topic-Integrity for Health, Happiness & Prosperity. He said that practice of truthfulness in thought, word and action is called integrity.  Swami Vivekananda had said that wherever truth, purity and unselfishness are present, there is no power to crush the possessor thereof. He said that if a man is truthful, he will get respect naturally rather than demanding for it.

Speaking o­n the occasion, Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR said that man should lead a life with empathy towards others, reduce his greed, take care of surroundings and neighbours.  He should work with integrity for the progress of nation.

As many as 220 participants including PHODs, Branch Officers and staff took part in the webinar. Smt. Christine Borgohain, Senior Divisional Personnel Officer welcomed the guests. Shri S.K. Jha, Additional Divisional Railway Manager proposed vote of thanks. Shri Vishnugouda, Divisional Personnel officer compered the programme.

As part of vigilance awareness week, debate competition, quiz competition   etc. are being conducted for the employees in all the 3 Divisions and at the Headquarters of South Western Railway. 

                                                               Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                   South Western Railway, Hubballi


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