IGNOU, CVC and HRD Ministry start a venture to Fight Corruption

People across the country would soon be able to file complaints online against corrupt officials, courtesy a joint project by IGNOU, CVC and the union HRD ministry, it was announced here Sunday on International Anti-Corruption Day.

The Central Vigilance Commission’s (CVC) ‘VigEye’ project, which allows people to submit corruption complaints online will be popularised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) through its 67 regional centres spread across the country.

“The VigEye (Vigilance Eye) is a platform for submitting corruption complaints through mobile phones and internet. People can lodge their complaint with the help of photographs, audio and video,” Vigilance Commissioner R. Sri Kumar said through a teleconference at a meeting at the IGNOU campus here.

“The project will soon reach the remote corners of India through IGNOU in addition, a couple of volunteers at village level shall be nominated to make rural people aware about it,” he added.

According to Kumar, people can send a blank SMS or “VIGEYE” to 09223174440 to get an SMS containing the registration link in their mobile. “Once you are registered, you can file a complaint,” he said.

Meanwhile, IGNOU said it will soon be having a curriculum on moral ethics and vigilance.

“We are grateful to CVC and ministry of human resource development (MHRD) for choosing us to disseminate the related information to general public particularly students through our regional centres across the country,” said IGNOU Registrar U.S. Tolia.