VIG On Seamless Connect

State Vigilance is receiving positive feedback regarding its action against corrupt practices adopted in the flagship program of the State Government-Rural Housing.

After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the State Vigilance to curb PC Menace in Rural Housing, Anti-Corruption Organization of the State Government is hyperactive in the Rural Zones.
State Vigilance Director, R P Sharma said notwithstanding the resource crunch, State Vigilance has undertaken the challenging and massive task to clean up the Rural Housing Scheme of the corrupt practices keeping in with the resolve of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
This action has caused an effective deterrent on the corrupt practices being adopted in Rural Housing Scheme, said he.
Dr.Sharma was speaking in the Diamond Jubilee Ceremony of Odisha Vigilance Organization held here today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Minister Finance, S B Behera and Chief Secretary A P Padhi graced the occasion.
Lauding Team Vigilance, Director Vigilance said that the Team is not only competent and hardworking but highly spirited.
This can be appreciated from the fact that in 2016, State Vigilance have registered highest ever number of cases and enquiries and number of cases registered against Class I Officers has also taken a quantum jump.
In order to provide seamless two ways communication between Vigilance and Citizenry, State Vigilance Organization has revamped its website, said Director Vigilance, Dr.Sharma.
Dr.Sharma said that this is expected to provide seamless two way communication between State Vigilance and Citizens at large.
In the meantime to enhance accessibility, State Vigilance has created various channels of communication like Toll Free Number, Face Book Page, Twitter handle and Dedicated Telephone Lines, said Dr.Sharma.
On preventive vigilance issue, Dr.Sharma said that the primary responsibility of preventing and detecting corruption and ensuring transparency and accountability lies with the Administrative Departments and supervisory Officers at various levels.
They need to strengthen the internal vigilance system and put in place measures to ensure fairness and transparency.
He said Vigilance Organization will play re-enforcing role by strengthening their hands.
State Vigilance is trying for better coordination and cooperation with CVOs of the Government Departments and State PSUs.
Stress is laid on public education and awareness in the campaign against corruption and a band of innovative methods are being adopted.

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