Port Wings News Network:
The valedictory function of observance of the weeklong Vigilance Awareness Week by Paradip Port Trust was held in the Officer’s Club premises on 04 November.
Mr H.S. Rout, Dy. CVO, Paradip Port Trust, while welcoming the guests, informed about the programmes undertaken by Vigilance Dept. of PPT for observation of Vigilance Awareness Week at Paradip Port.
Gracing the occasion as chief guest, Mr P.K. Manjhi, SP, CBI, Bhubaneswar, stated that abuse of public office for personal gains is currently prevalent in the society.
Corruption of many types like bribery, kickback, nepotism, collusion, embezzlement, abuse of power and official positions are affecting the society. We should remember that corruption is anti-poor and anti-national.
People’s mistrust in the govt. system and its institutions will pose a grave threat to the democracy. Hence, during times of universal deceit, telling the trust becomes a revolutionary act. Apart from inspection interface, soliciting system improvement ideas, proper grievance redressal mechanism will go a long way in preventing corruption.
COMPUTERIZED BERTHING PROGRAMME
Mr Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT, as guest of honour elaborated how in recent times a greater deal of transparency is being maintained at PPT in plot and berth allotments. PPT is gearing up for computerized berthing programme by the end of the month for the benefits of Port Users. For Quarter allotment, lottery kind of system through computer is being planned. Due to competition and level playing fields, cargo handling rates have significantly come down at PPT. He appealed all the officers and employees to uphold their conscience and integrity, while discharging their duties.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr N. Vaiyapuri, Deputy Chairman, PPT, said that eradication of corruption is the collective responsibility of all the citizens. In PPT, all the officers should try to clear the file without any delay so that there is no scope left for corrupt practices.
Thereafter, prizes were given to the winners of various competitions organised among the officers and employees of PPT, local school students during this week. Mr U R Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT offered vote of thanks.