Jammu, October 21: The revenue department of Jammu and Kashmir has been figured out as the most corrupt government department in the state by the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).
Referring to the swelling of corruption related complaints being received by the Commission daily as a barometer of increasing public faith, the CVC said that Revenue Department figures at top of the list with 2163 complaints received so far followed by Education department with 1174, Rural Development 823, Police 517, Social Welfare 431, health 394, PHE 392,Forest 377, R&B 353, Municipalities 310, PDD 258, Food and Civil Supplies 198, I&FC 155 and SKUAST 137.
Reaffirming the resolve of the Commission to reduce and eradicate the menace of corruption, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner has stressed for the early implementation of recommendations of CCTV cameras in government offices.
The CVC also said that adequate measures need to be implemented to enforce preventive measures and expose Government officials indulging in corrupt practices, adding that actions being taken by the Commission for checking this illegal and unethical practice are yielding encouraging results.
The Commission, which met here under the chair of the Chief Vigilance Commissioner, reiterated that the recommendations made earlier by the Commission to the Government for installation of CCTV cameras at identified points and offices need to be implemented early for the overall benefit of general public and Government to act as a deterrent against corrupt officials and introduce transparency in public dealings by Government officials.
The Chief Vigilance Commissioner said that Government is duly bound to make accountability more effective at all levels of administration for weeding out the menace of corruption.
Apart from recommending to the Government to strengthen internal vigilance in the departments, the Commission has earlier in several communications to the Government departments recommended to install CCTV cameras at all offices having large public dealing and identified the offices of Deputy Commissioners, Tehsildars, RTOs, BDOs, Commercial Taxes and Excise, Toll Plazas, Municipal Corporation/Committees, Police stations, traffic police check points, engineering departments and hospital ticket counters are the prime offices where people encounter demand for bribe.