Punjab Govt. prepares to fight corruption; launches multi-faceted anti-corruption strategy
Chandigarh: There has been a hue and cry over non-implementation of the LokPal by the Modi Government for the past 3 years of the NDA rule.
Now, the Punjab State Government has aimed to to stamp out corruption from public offices, Punjab Vigilance Bureau has adopted multi-faceted approach to corner the bribery seekers and aware the public during a special drive to make Punjab ahead in curbing the social malady.
“The Bureau has chalked out an anti-corruption strategy to implement the corruption free agenda of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in all the government offices,” said the state Vigilance Bureau chief BK Uppal.
“Adopting zero tolerance policy towards all forms of corruption, Bureau has launched a toll free helpline, online complaint filing facility and invoked electronic media platforms to aware the people. In addition to this, informatory posters have also been displayed at all public places and awareness camps were being organised in the state under this drive”, he said.
Uppal said that all field officers of six vigilance ranges have been directed to sensitize the public as well as government officials through awareness camps in the ranges.
He revealed that the Bureau had laid down 44 traps in last three months in which 52 public servants have been nabbed red handed.
To keep a tab on the bribery complaints in public dealing offices, Uppal has advised the senior officers of the PSPCL, Revenue, Police etc posted in the field to keep strict vigil and monitor their grievances redressal mechanisms so as root cause of the evil could be nipped in the bud.
He asked the public as well as honest public servants to help the Bureau in its anti-corruption drive in the state and inform the Bureau on its toll free helpline 1800-1800-1000 or lodge online complaint on VB website if any public servant demands bribe.
He also assured that information and identity of the informers would be kept strictly confidential.
“No innocent officer or official be harassed in any manner and the honest officers should perform their duties without any fear or stress,” he said. He also made it clear that any misconduct on the part of its own officials would not be tolerated at any cost to get rid of corruption.