Corruption at higher and middle levels should be stopped as it could result in a trickle down effect, according to former Director General of Police V R Lakshminarayanan,
The former police chief, who inaugurated Bharat Petroleum’s Vigilance Awareness Week to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel here, took a walk down the memory lane, recalling real-life incidents and how he lived up to his duty.
Referring to public servants, he said one should have clean hands and should not fear for transfers. “After a while they will be tired of transferring you,” Lakshminarayanan said.
Lakshminarayanan was all praise for women officials and stressed the need to post them in sensitive areas. “If women are being posted in sensitives places, there won’t be much corruption,” he said.
He said that his generation never spoke about corruption as they never felt it during their childhood. He also said that the biggest public wealth an official can earn is trust. Keshav V Shenoy, executive director (retail), South, V Sankar Raman, chief manager (vigilance), South and P K Raghunathan, regional LPG manager, South, spoke on the occasion.
Bharat Petroleum is observing the Vigilance Awareness week from October 28 to November 2. They are also publishing a journal Vigilance Plus to mark the celebrations, besides a quiz competition.