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Mo Sarkar Axe On Corruption

Cuttack: Taking strong action against corruption, the Vigilance has arrested 23 Government servants during one and half months of 2022.

The Directorate of Vigilance is able to crack down on corruption by tapping the massive data generated by the Mo Sarkar system that is collecting random feedback on bribery, harassment etc.

In 2022, the vigilance has registered 31 cases under the PC (Amendment) Act, 2018, so far. In these, as many as 23 Government employees have been arrested including 4 Class 1 officers, Vigilance Director Yeswant K Jethwa said on Wednesday.  

“A considerable amount of vigilance work is based on feedback. Primarily we are tapping two types of feedback. One is pre bribery feedback and the other is post bribery or post corruption feedback,” he said.

“Pre bribery feedback is helping us in laying traps and nabbing those who are demanding and accepting bribe amounts, while the transaction is taking place, or in intercepting them while travelling with bribe amounts. For this, we are relying on whistleblowers, aggrieved persons and our sources in various departments, institutions and offices across Odisha,” said the Director Vigilance.

The other feedback is post bribery feedback. This feedback is helping the Vigilance in targeting the disproportionate assets generated through bribery and corruption, Mr.Jethwa said.

“For this, we have been increasingly tapping the massive data generated by the Mo Sarkar system that is collecting random feedback on bribery, harassment etc. from community members who visit Government offices for various services,” he further informed.  

This data is helping us in identifying hotspots of corruption, in terms of individuals and institutions, and enabling more focused targeting, the Director Vigilance said.

“In coming days we are committed to intensify our actions further, equipped with the Mo Sarkar Feedback and utilising data mining tools over the Mo Sarkar data, and taking advantage of digital data and footprints generated in financial transactions and activities of individuals,” he added. 

In a few days, the Vigilance has arrested senior officers including one ADM, an Additional Collector and an Additional SP.  

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