Corruption cannot be eradicated through magic wand overnight:Omar
Jammu, January 27 (Scoop News) – “Declaration of J&K State as second corrupt State of the country five years earlier, makes all of us more duty bound and responsible to endeavour hard not only for reduction of corrupt practices but also to ensure that the trend never reaches to its pinnacle and the menace is eliminated forever in the State”, said Chief Minister, . Omar Abdullah while addressing 10th DVOs Conference at
The Chief Secretary, . S. S. Kapoor, Director General of Police, . Kuldeep Khuda, Secretary, GAD, . M. S. Khan, Principal Secretaries, Commissioner Secretaries, HODs and 250 DVOs participated in the conference.
The Chief Minister, while appreciating the steps taken by the Vigilance Department for taking appropriate measures to trap and apprehend corrupt elements from public utility departments indulging in receiving bribes in various cases where common man is affected in cases like mutations, providing of registration of vehicles, providing of licenses, State Subjects ration tickets etc., he said that he will be much satisfied when big sharks are trapped and solid case are established against them. He said that my full support is with the Vigilance Department for taking any action against any corrupt official and no influence will be allowed to come in their way.
The Chief Minister said that there is need to appoint full time departmental vigilance officer for all such departments which are prove to corruption. He said that in two ministries which are held by him particularly R&B and Power departments, he would like to have full time vigilance officers to keep a constant eye on the ground. He also said that on the pattern of CBI, incentive scheme are to be introduced in Vigilance organization so that the officials who detect corruption cases receive appropriate reward for the same.
. Omar said the corruption cannot be eradicated through magic wand overnight but once there is a determination and honest will, it can be su8bstantially minimized by adopting full transparency in all the system of administration.
He said that it is a coincidence that the committee constituted for the selection of Chief Information Commissioner is meeting today. He said that he would like that the selection is made through consensus so that the Information Commission starts functioning with full panel of commissioners and a chief commissioner at the top. He said that he is conscious of the fact that at various stages the sanction for the prosecution remain pending adding “ I am very clear that no immunity shall be given to any corrupt person against whom prosecution is sought by the vigilance organization to be intensified”.
The Chief Minister, while referring to the recent case of
. He said that E-tendering is required to be started to maintain full transparency in tendering system and allotment of works. He said that he has already made it clear that frequent transfers should not be made a means of corruption. The transfer policy should be adhered strictly and only in such cases transfer is made where it is found extremely necessary, he said adding that no pre-mature transfer should be encouraged.
Chief Secretary, while addressing the conference said that during last two years not only new Right to Information Act was passed in consonance with central RTI Act but also several other decisions were taken to ensure proactive measures for enforcing full transparency in the system. He also said that during last two years the developmental initiatives were taken on precedence in all fields of development.
Earlier Vigilance Commissioner P L Gupta in his welcome address said that during last 42 trap cases were conducted in which officers of the ranks of Assistant Commissioners, Tehsildars, Executive Engineers were apprehended. He said two FIRs were lodged against two Chief Engineers, four HoDs and other officers adding that charge sheets were filed in 58 cases.
He said Vigilance Department believes in preventive as well as punitive action to check the menace of corruption. He said that necessary filtration is made to the complaints in order to find genuineness of the complaints and take proceedings in a time bound manner.
Deputy Inspector, Vigilance M S Salaria presented vote of thanks.
Tags: Vigilance Confence , J&k Cm
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.