Imphal, October 30, 2017 (DIPR): Reaffirming the new Government’s stand to eradicate corruption in the State, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that it is our collective responsibility to root out any form of corruption so as bring inclusive development in the State. This was stated by him while giving his message to the people of the State in connection with the observation of the ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ being organised from 30th October – 4th November 2017 today.

Seeking love and support of the people to fight against corruption, Chief Minister said that corruption is a contagious disease adversely affecting the socio-economy of the State and widening the disparity among the rich and poor in the country. He mentioned that after the installation of the new BJP-led Government in the State, certain steps have been taken up by the Government to tackle the issue of corruption by setting up of Anti-Corruption Cell, Grievance Cell, Monitoring Cell etc. in the CM Secretariat. And appropriate actions have been taken against those corrupt officials, he added.

To make Corruption Free Manipur, Chief Minister stated that Anti-Corruption drives are being conducted against those people who are responsible for misusing/misappropriation of public funds and to those people who violates the due rights of the people. Complaints related to corruption cases can be filed through Grievance Cell and website of Anti-Corruption cell, he added. He further stated that as a measure to hear the grievances faced by the common people and to minimize corruption in the State, Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day is being held every month. On such occasions, officials of various departments such as Medical department, Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd, Education (S), Youth Affairs and Sports, Minority and Other Backward Classes, Social Welfare and Police Departments and Manipur State Illness Assistance Fund are deputed to provide immediate assistance such as medical aid, loans, scholarships etc.

Mentioned may be made that Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed throughout the country. This year’s theme given by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is “My Vision – Corruption Free India”.

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