New Delhi : In one of the biggest drive against corruption, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday carried out a special drive against the corrupt officials and government departments in India. The joint surprise checks were carried out at 150 places across the country.
This drive is part of PM Modi’s message of “Ease of Living” for common people.
The checks were conducted in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Srinagar, Shillong, Chandigarh, Shimla, Chennai, Madurai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Gandhinagar, Goa, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Patna, Ranchi, Ghaziabad, Lucknow and Dehradun, they said.
The special drive was conducted primarily at such points of corruption where common citizens or small businessmen feel the maximum pinch of it in the government machinery, the officials said. The drive will continue for the next week.
“Under this drive, more than 150 joint surprise checks (JSCs) at various places of suspected corruption across the country are being undertaken in association with the Vigilance Officers of concerned Government departments, Ministries and Organisations. Action is inconsonance with the CBI mandate of anti-corruption work,” Nitin Wakankar, Chief Spokesperson of Central Bureau of Investigation, said.
They said the drive will sensitise all stakeholders about possible avenues of corruption and difficulties common citizens face while seeking services from such departments.
The departments covered by the special drive team included : Railways, coal mines & coalfields, medical/healthcare organisations, Customs & Central GST, Food Corporation of India, power, municipal corporations, ESIC, transport, CPWD, Directorate of Estates, Fire Services, sub-registrar office, State GST Deptt, Port Trust, National Highways, DAVP, Airport Authority of India, Public Sector oil companies, DGFT, Public Sector banks, ASI, Shipping Corporation, BSNL, steel PSU and mines & minerals.
“These Joint Surprise Checks will be followed by an extensive campaign by CBI branches all over India to make common citizens aware of how they can reach out to Government departments and redress their complaints,” the CBI spokesperson said.