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Completing 1 year, Khandu government goes after graft

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent
Itagar, July 17: The Aruchal Pradesh vigilance department on Sunday issued a notification directing administrative and police officials to compulsorily sensitise people regarding corruption.The notification, a day ahead of Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s completion of a year in office, is seen as the government’s effort to bring transparency, efficiency and accountability in public administration. All the principal secretaries, the director general of police, commissioners, secretaries, DCs, ADC (independent), directors, CEOs and heads of departments were issued the notification.
Accordingly, it has been made mandatory for all public offices of the State government to display a notice board strategically and visibly in a format issued by the vigilance department in English, Hindi and vercular language of the area.
The notice board has to read: “Do not pay bribes. If anybody of this office asks for bribe or if you have any information on corruption in this office or if you are a victim of corruption in this office, you can complain to the head of the department or the chief vigilance officer/principal secretary vigilance, secretary vigilance, superintendent of police vigilance (SIC). It should be noted that anonymous/pseudonymous complaints will not be entertained as per the CVC guidelines.”
The vigilance department also specifically asked the departments to display the board prominently at the public entrance area of the office premises with blue background and letters in white. All government functiories have been directed to follow the orders with immediate effect, an official notification informed.

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