Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mentioned there’s “no tolerance for corruption” and “no place for middlemen” in new India, underlining that his authorities has labored tirelessly for eradicating corruption from the nation.
In his message for Vigilance Awareness Week, to be noticed by all authorities departments from October 27 until November 2, PM Modi mentioned, “We have worked tirelessly to remove corruption and to punish the corrupt. In new India, there is no tolerance for corruption and no place for middlemen”.
He additional requested the residents to play the function of “equal partners” within the struggle towards corruption.
“It is imperative that vigilant citizens as equal partners strengthen the processes for effective delivery unto the last,” the PM added in his written message.
The Vigilance Awareness Week is noticed yearly by all authorities departments on the decision of Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC), the apex physique having superintendence of vigilance administration and anti-corruption measures in central authorities and its organisations. The theme of this yr’s week lengthy program is “Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)”.
The Commission has requested all authorities departments this yr to conduct varied actions with zeal and enthusiasm “to eliminate corruption in public life”.
The PM mentioned that the theme this yr invokes collective alertness of all residents for a robust and affluent India and the observance of vigilance week “will inspire people to rededicate themselves for the new work culture of transparency and responsibility”.
He mentioned, “We are marching ahead with resoluteness to build a New India that is self-reliant, a nation that continuously expands its capabilities and focuses on skill acquisition. Our resolve is powered by people’s participation.”
“Our vision of development is human-centric, one where the fruits of prosperity reach everyone in an equitable manner. This can be realised only when 130 crore Indians remain aware and vigilant and perform their duties and responsibilities as proud citizens,” the PM’s additional added.
Talking concerning the steps taken by the federal government in the previous few years, the PM mentioned: “…we have repealed several outdated laws and simplified processes. We have been striving to utilise technology optimally to improve Ease of Living and enhance Ease of Doing Business.”
According to individuals aware of the developments, some main steps taken by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) authorities, led by PM Modi within the final six years, embrace establishing a courtroom monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to maintain a test on era of black cash.
The SIT has, until March this yr, detected Rs 70,000 crore price black cash, which incorporates Rs 16,000 crore in offshore accounts.
The Black Money act 2015 was handed by the federal government which permits 90% penalty on undisclosed property.
In 2016, the federal government handed Benami Transactions Amendment Act, which permits confiscation of Benami property. Subsequently, in 2018, Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) act was introduced by which allowed companies to confiscate properties of fraudsters overseas as effectively. Till now, former liquor baron Vijay Mallya and diamond businessman Nirav Modi have been declared as FEOs and their extradition is being pursued within the UK.
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