The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, May 11
On the directives of Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, anti-graft helpline numbers have been displayed at the various government offices in Jalandhar to create awareness among people to utilize this platform launched by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
Urging people to utilize this helpline in case of any government official demands bribe in lieu of any sort of government work so that exemplary action could be initiated such erring staff at the earliest. He said that the display boards have been pasted at several locations in district administrative complex including Sub Registrar Office, Patwarkhana building, Sewa Kendra, Treasury Office, SDM-1 main entry, Tehsil Corridor, All Floors of DC Office, RTA Office, SDM-2 office near driving license window, and Old Patwarkhana. Besides, the same boards have also been displayed in other departments including Jalandhar Improvement Trust, ADC (Development) Office, ADC (Urban Development) buildings, and others. The display board read: if any official demands bribe in lieu of government work, his audio/video should be recorded and be sent to the state government’s anti-graft helpline number 9501200200 for quick action.
Thori said that the state government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against corruption, thereby any malpractice on the part of government employees/officers would be dealt strictly as desired by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. He also warned officials of strict action in case any complaint with respect to seeking or taking bribe was reported against them. The DC further added that more display boards would be pasted in other departments also for the maximum dissemination of this important information at public dealing offices.
The deputy commissioner also appealed to the citizens to play a proactive role in the state government’s drive against corruption through their participation by utilizing this anti-graft helpline, if they face any corrupt practices.