No tolerance for corruption, no place for middlemen in new India: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated there may be “no tolerance for corruption” and “no place for middlemen” in new India, underlining that his govt has performed tirelessly for eradicating corruption from the nation.

In his message for Vigilance Awareness Week, to be noticed by all govt departments from October 27 until November 2, PM Modi stated, “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”.

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He additional requested the residents to play the function of “equal partners” within the battle 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 govt departments on the decision of Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC), the apex body having superintendence of vigilance administration and anti-corruption measures in central govt 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 govt departments this yr to conduct numerous actions with zeal and enthusiasm “to eliminate corruption in public life”.

The PM stated 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 stated, “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Talking in regards to the steps taken by the govt in the previous couple of years, the PM stated: “…we have repealed several outdated laws and simplified processes.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 people conversant in the developments, some main steps taken by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) govt, led by PM Modi within the last six years, embody establishing a court docket monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to maintain a examine on technology of black cash.

The SIT has, until March this yr, detected Rs 70,000 crore value black cash, which incorporates Rs 16,000 crore in offshore accounts.

The Black Money act 2015 was handed by the govt which permits 90% penalty on undisclosed belongings.

In 2016, the govt 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 nicely. 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.

[Attribution HT]

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