‘Non-performance is also a form of corruption’

M. Sampath, Chief Post Master General, Tamil Nadu Circle, releasing the Postal Special Cover featuring the winning entries of the painting competition organised jointly by the NLCIL and The Hindu Group at the valedictory function of Vigilance Awareness Week at NLCIL on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Corruption does not refer financial impropriety alone. Non-performance and failing to meet expectations in an organisation was also a form of corruption, said former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax A. Selvaraj in Neyveli on Saturday.

In his special address at the NLCIL’s valedictory session of the Vigilance Awareness Week, Mr. Selvaraj said mere compliance with the rule book would not constitute integrity.

Real integrity

According to him, achieving objectives in a justifiable manner was real integrity. During the event, M. Sampath, Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu circle, released a postal special cover featuring the winning entries of the painting competition organised jointly by the NLCIL, The Hindu Group and the postal department.

Prizes were distributed to winners of the painting competition organised as part of the Vigilance Awareness Week.

Mr. Sampath appreciated NLCIL for its appropriate efforts to inculcate honesty and integrity among the younger generation. He said it was a privilege to join hands with The Hindu Group and the NLCIL in organising the painting competition.

Rakesh Kumar, Director (Finance), NLCIL, presented the ‘Most Vigilant Employee’ awards to the executives of Computer Services Department of NLCIL.

As many as 9,642 students from 428 schools across Tamil Nadu participated in the competitions. Rakesh Kumar, Subir Das, Director (Mines); P. Selvakumar, Director (Planning and Projects); R. Vikraman, Director (HR) and T. Venkatasubramanian, Chief Vigilance Officer/NLCIL presented prizes to the winners of various competitions.

During the week-long celebrations, the NLCIL Vigilance Department organised various other competitions for schoolchildren and street plays involving the People Service Group (PSG) to create awareness on vigilance.

NLCIL also sponsored two programmes ‘Velicham’ and ‘Sabai Kurippu’ with the theme – ‘My Vision – Corruption Free India’ on the Regional Doordarshan channel, Podhigai TV involving eminent personalities and students.

Special lecture programmes were organised for school and college students and NLCIL employees to create vigilance awareness and to inculcate the principles of ethics and a balanced life style.

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