Published On: Fri, Aug 30th, 2019

CBI conducts anti-corruption drive in various govt departments

New Delhi: The CBI on Friday conducted a special drive carrying out 150 surprise checks in various government departments across the country on suspicion of corruption.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of ease of living, the special drive has been conducted primarily at such points where common citizens or small businessmen feel maximum pinch of corruption in the government machinery.

The departments covered in the special drive by the probe agency include railways, coal, custom department, Food Corporation of India, power, municipal corporation, ESIC, transport, CPWD, fire department, director of estates, sub-registrar office, GST department, public sector banks, agriculture, shipping, BSNL, steel, NHAI, and other departments.

The drive will sensitise all stakeholders about possible avenues of corruption and the difficulties common citizens face while seeking services from such departments, they said.

The checks were conducted in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Srinagar, Shillong, Chandigarh, Shimla, Chennai, Madurai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Gandhinagar, Goa, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Patna, Ranchi, Ghaziabad, Dehradun and Lucknow.

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