New Delhi: So as to impart lessons to school students regarding the menace of corruption and the way to tackle it, the school syllabus will soon be having chapters regarding the same. Students will be taught about its debilitating impact on socio-economic sphere.
Reason for this step:
The Central Vigilance Commission, along with the HRD Ministry, CBSE, AICTE, Medical Council of India (MCI) and other educational bodies, have discussed about introducing course content on corruption and ethics to make the students aware of the scourge and its consequences.
Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chowdary said, "From the commission's side, we have been in touch with the Ministry of Human Resources Development, the Central Board for Secondary Education and also the AICTE and MCI, to introduce simple course content to enable students right from the schools to the colleges, to understand what corruption is, what bribery is and what integrity is.''
He was giving a lecture at the 13th anniversary of Vigilance Study Circle, a professional body set up to spread awareness on vigilance and to improve the knowledge and skills of vigilance professionals.
About the course content:
He further said, ''The content on ethics could be taught in small portions for students in secondary schools as well as professional colleges. How the personal ethic is different from the ethic expected from you in an office. What could be the consequences if you don't follow the ethical way etc, so that in a small capsule of say, two or three chapters, spread over a class study of two or three years, be it for the secondary schools or for the professional colleges, they could be made aware of the need for anti-corruption and what actually corruption is."
He added that the commission would continue its punitive work, so that it acts as a deterrent against corruption.
Recently, the Doon University students held a candle march in the city, protesting against the rising corruption, leading to alleged fraudulent recruitment process in the university.