CM urges ministers to submit action plans to combat corruption

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked all ministers in his Cabinet to submit their plans on wiping out corruption in their respective departments.

In his letter to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the Chief Minister has asked about “the new admission in government school of choice, admission in private school under EWS category, how their departments are helping the poor and migrants for possessing required documents easily and ministries’ check-out for bribe.”

Following the Centre for Media Studies (CMS) survey on corruption in several ministries, Kejriwal wrote to the ministers, urging them to reply within a week on their plans to root out corruption from their respective departments.

“As you are aware, our government maintains zero tolerance approach towards corruption in public life. It is therefore, requested that a detailed action plan should be drawn to uproot the scourge of corruption from the departments under your charge, focussing specially on the critical areas pointed out in the CMS-India Corruption Study- 2015 report,” the Chief Minister wrote.

“The CMS has compiled its report on India Corruption Study-2015, based on people’s perception, experience and estimates with regards to public service and corruption in delivery of these services,” Kejriwal added. Similar questions have been raised to every minister regarding their departments.

The survey was carried out by the CMS and Transparency International on the third week of July and first week of August, this year. The study--The Corruption Study 2015 on Perception and Experience with Public Services in Delhi--covered a sample of 1,501 households distributed across different socio-economic strata (SE) in 160 localities spread over nine districts of Delhi.

According to the survey, most people feel that corruption was highest in Delhi Police.

Citing the CMS survey, Kejriwal, last week, had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “stop being stubborn” and hand over Delhi Police and the Anti-Corruption Branch to the Delhi government. 
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