Vigilance adopts multi-faceted anti-corruption strategy

Launches public awareness drive, posters, helpline, online complaint filing facility

Field officers to keep strict vigil, monitor grievances redressal mechanisms

Aiming to stamp out corruption from public offices, the State Vigilance Bureau has adopted multi-faceted approach to corner the bribery seekers and aware the public during this drive to make the Punjab ahead in curbing the social malady.

The Bureau has chalked out an anti-corruption strategy to implement the corruption free agenda of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in all the government offices. “Adopting a 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”, said Punjab Vigilance Bureau Chief Mr. B.K. Uppal, ADGP

Giving more details vigilance chief Mr. Uppal said all the 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 further 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, Mr. B.K. 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.

Vigilance Chief has 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 freehelpline 1800-1800-1000 or lodge online complaint on VB website if any public servant demands bribe. He assured that information and identity of the informers would be kept strictly confidential.

He stressed that no innocent officer/official be harassed in any manner and the honest officers should perform their duties without any fear or stress. Reiterating mission statement of Bureau, a couplet from Gurbani, “Suchh Hovey Ta Sach Paayiye”, he has categorically said any misconduct on the part of its own officials would not be tolerated at any cost to get rid of corruption.

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