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CVC’s initiative ‘Vigeye’ flops

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) initiative - Vigeye - has turned out to be a flop show owing to poor response it has received. Rightly so, as after two-and-a-half years from its launch the number of complaints has not even touched 2,000 suggesting people’s lack of trust on the government. According to CVC website the total number of complaints filed through Vigeye are 1,950 whereas total number of Vigeyes registered are 10,539.

Contrary to what CVC had expected number of complaints from mobile phones are just 240. ‘We were very hopeful that in times when everyone has a mobile phone and that too smart ones it would be easy for people to complaint from mobile, however, till now the response it very poor and we hope for better in future specially from youth,’ a senior CVC official said.

The ‘VigEye’ project by CVC was launched by vigilance commissioner R Srikumar in December 2010 to prevent corruption. It was boasted as a platform for submitting complaint against corruption through mobile phones and Internet. People can lodge their complaint with the help of photographs, audio and video. ‘This was done to encourage people to fight corruption. Now, through VigEye, we try to reach out to the common people and tell them, what should be done and what should be avoided,’  CVC official added.
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