The Central Vigilance Commission with the help of the Indira Gandhi National Open University and the Union Human Resource Ministry will soon launch “VigEye”, short for vigilance eye. The eye will be a platform for submitting complaint against corruption through mobile phones and Internet. This project is set to reach the rural population through the university’s regional centres.
The “VigEye” was announced on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day here over the weekend in which IGNOU hosted a teleconference session with the CVC in which vigilance commissioner R. Sri Kumar said: “People can lodge their complaint with the help of photographs, audio and video.”
He also announced that the project will soon be upgraded to “VigEye Shree”, “VigEye Vibhushan” and “VigEye Ratna” to encourage people to fight corruption. He explained that participative vigilance can be incorporated among the masses through mobile phones. “You can send a blank SMS or “VIGEYE” to 09223174440 to get an SMS containing the registration link in your mobile. You have to register first, before filing a complaint,” he said. The project will have volunteers at the village level to help spread awareness.
‘VigEye’ a platform for submitting complaints against corruption through cell phones and Internet