KERALA

Efforts on to root out corruption: Chandy

Plan for Police Complex in Kottayam

Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that it is the inordinate delay in taking action which leads to corruption in Government offices. The Government is committed to initiate steps to tone up the administrative machinery to take speedy action in all matters.

The Chief Minister was speaking on the occasion of the laying of foundation stone for the proposed office building of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Wing here on Thursday.

Mr. Chandy said the Government was seriously considering setting up a Police Complex in Kottayam so that all offices of the department could be housed in one single building.

According to him, a key step in making governmental functioning transparent was computerisation of the District Collectorates and Revenue offices. Once the process of computerisation, now being taken up in a big way, was over, there would be massive reduction in corruption, he felt.

The computerisation process of Palakkad Collectorate was already over; the others would soon be over, he said.

Mr. Chandy pointed out that a recent national level study had found Kerala being the least corrupt State.

The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction at the functioning of the Vigilance Department.

Vigilance Director Upendra Verma presided over the function.

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