CUK holds webinar on ‘Law and Prevention of Corruption’

Ganderbal: Continuing with the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Monday organised a webinar “Law and Prevention of Corruption,” at varsity’s Green Campus here.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Chief Proctor, Prof. Farooq A Shah, Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Mehraj ud Din Shah, faculty members and students attended the webinar, in offline and online mode.
Addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir termed corruption as a bigger menace engulfing the society during the contemporary times. He said that different forms of corruption were prevalent in the society and checking these was the need of the hour. Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said the families of those indulging in corruption pay a bigger price afterwards as the people in society ostracize them.
Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, expressed concern over the rampant corruption and asked the law enforcement agencies to crack a whip against those indulging in malpractices. He said the corruption has eaten up the vitals of several institutions.
He said that this year, the Central Vigilance Commission has decided to observe the Vigilance Awareness Week under the theme Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat Vigilant India, Prosperous India.
Chief Proctor, Prof, Farooq Ahmad Shah said the Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year is a part of the multi-pronged approach of the CVC, where the primary purpose is to encourage all the functionaries to individually and collectively contribute to the prevention of, and the fight against corruption and mal-practices and to raise public awareness regarding the existence, causes and consequences of corruption, and unethical conduct.
Addressing the participants, University of Jammu, Professor, Prof, Kulwant Singh said that lack of honesty, morality, integrity and ethics is leading to rampant corruption in the society. He said that corruption should be bracketed with the crime and those involved in it should be punished severely, adding the law enforcement agencies should confiscate and attach the properties of all the government servants indulging in corruption.
Anti-Corruption Bureau, SSP, Mir Aftab Aalam, in his speech shared his personal experience of cracking and investigating various high profile corruption cases, including the infamous BOPEE scandal, wherein question papers were allegedly leaked to the aspirants, appearing for medical entrance examination. He also discussed the functioning of the ACB and said the bureau is conducting regular surprise checks of the institutions and departments in order to curb the corrupt practices.
Gul Afroz, coordinator department of Law conducted the programme proceedings while Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Mehraj ud Din Shah, proposed the vote of thanks.

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