ACC of­fi­cials meet the grad­u­ates

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“ACC is tem­po­rari­ness” said the Chair­per­son of the Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (ACC) to the Univer­sity Grad­u­ates at­tend­ing NGOP 2014 last Thurs­day. A two mem­ber team from the ACC led by the Chair­per­son in­ter­acted with 2205 Univer­sity Grad­u­ates dur­ing the Na­tional Grad­u­ate Ori­en­ta­tion

Pro­gramme (NGOP) 2014 themed “Be­com­ing a bet­ter hu­man be­ing” on 20th Au­gust, 2014 at the Royal In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment. It was a joint forum of the Royal Au­dit Au­thor­ity (RAA), Me­dia and ACC on the theme “En­hanc­ing good gover­nance: checks and bal­ances”.

“ACC is all about in­tegrity” said the Chair­per­son in her in­tro­duc­tory re­marks. Grad­u­ates were en­cour­aged to ask ques- tions and to be crit­i­cal on is­sues as young con­cerned cit­i­zens of Bhutan. How­ever, at the same time re­minded the grad­u­ates to be mind­ful of the nat­u­ral re­spon­si­bil­ity of what one could do in­stead of de­spair­ing with a sense of res­ig­na­tion that noth­ing can be done. “If you think noth­ing can be done, noth­ing will be done”, said the Chair­per­son.

She em­pha­sized that cor­rup­tion is about de- gen­er­a­tion of val­ues and no jus­ti­fi­ca­tion is suf­fi­cient for be­ing cor­rupt.

Be­sides the ob­jec­tive of the pro­gram to pro­vide a plat­form for the grad­u­ates to clear their doubts con­cern­ing in­ter­nal con­trol mech­a­nism within ACC and its dis­charge of du­ties, the Chair­per­son con­cluded the ses­sion with the mes­sage to the grad­u­ates that as young cit­i­zens and the future of the coun­try they should think about emerg­ing chal­lenges such as elec­toral cor­rup­tion, pol­icy cor­rup­tion and po­lit­i­cal cor­rup­tion. “Ask not only what RAA and ACC can do but also ask what you can do,” said the Chair­per­son. When you de­mand in­tegrity from oth­ers, you must prac­tice it too, she added. In ad­di­tion, the grad­u­ates were also re­minded that democ­racy is not about power but about par­tic­i­pa­tion and re­spon­si­bil­ity

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