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New Delhi : In first of its kind event held by any government organization, the Indian Railways organized a programme on Ethics in Public Governance and launched “Mission Satyanishtha” at a daylong event held at National Rail Museum, New Delhi, on July 27, 2018.

Piyush Goyal, Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, administered the oath to the officers and supervisors at the programme, according to a PIB release

Speaking on the occasion, Piyush Goyal said, People define an organization and an organization defines its people, hence, work culture has to be improved and transparency brought about, data should be displayed on public domains so as to get constructive feedbacks from the users.” He further added, “Lack of interest towards work in any system, may be termed as unethical amounting to corruption.”

Earlier in the day, Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, inaugurated the event and introduced the subject to the participants. The Senior Officers and Staff members of  Railways  also participated at the event. The event was webcast live to all Zonal, Divisional and Production Units from the National Rail Museum.

“Mission Satyanishtha” aims at sensitizing all railway employees about the need to adhere to good ethics and to maintain high standards of integrity at work. The objectives of the Mission are: To train every employee to understand the need and value of ethics in Personal and Public life, To deal with ethical dilemmas in life and Public Governance, To help understand the policies of Indian Railways on ethics and integrity and the employee’s role in upholding the same, and To develop inner governance by tapping inner resources.

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