Srinagar, Aug 17: Keeping in view the ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption, LG Manoj Sinha led government has decided to launch a massive drive for prevention and detection of corruption.
Sources said the Government is planning to tighten the noose against the corrupt officers and on the basis of complaints, it has identified the public dealing departments on which focus will be laid.
They the newly appointed LG Manoj Sinha has asked Anti Corruption Bureau and other investigating agencies to adopt a policy of “Zero Tolerance” towards corruption in various fields of governance and implemented the policy in letter and spirit, so that general masses also get to know that their day-to-day work can be got done without giving bribe.
Sources said as part of detection of crime, raids and traps would be carried out by the ACB and Crime Branch to nab corrupt officials.
They said the Government wants to make the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) corruption free. “The Government believes that if the rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir become corruption free then a large section will be covered and to a large extent the target of the government’s priority towards ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Corruption would be met”.
Sources said the government would be keeping strict vigil on government departments like Panchayat, Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees, PWD, Revenue Department and all other enforcing government agencies where public dealing is more.
The Sinha-led government also plans to plug all the loopholes so that agencies face no hurdle in collecting evidence.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has unearthed many scams during the past few months has exposed the entire system.
“Many big guns have fallen in the ACB net and it appears that investigations are on to nail others also,” said sources.
The corrupt being nailed has sent a clear message down the line that no one will be spared. The ACB has even produced challans in old cases which were shelved due to political pressure or other reasons. (KINS)