IEP Chandigarh, October 21
Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua on Friday categorically directed the concerned Administrative Secretaries of all departments to dispose of all corruption cases in a time-bound manner.
During a meeting of senior officers of all departments and Vigilance Department in his office, the Chief Secretary said that Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against the corruption and there are clear directions from CM Mann that no leniency should be accepted against any erring official.
The Chief Secretary said that the state government is committed to provide a clean, transparent and corruption-free system to the people of Punjab and for this purpose bribery from the top to the bottom should be stopped in all circumstances. He said that all the ongoing investigation into the corruption cases should be completed as per the rules and no delay or laxity will be tolerated.
CS unequivocally said that no accused will be spared at any cost and a strict action to be taken against bribe takers as per law, however, no injustice should be done to any innocent person. On this occasion, he sought information and progress report about pending cases in various departments.
He directed all the top officials of the state that at any level, the common people should not face any harassment in getting benefits of the government services and the concerned departments should issue instructions to their respective staff. He also appealed to the people of Punjab that if any government employee or officer demands a bribe from them, then they should complain about it at once.