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Annagiri: Flowers to babus to weed out corruption

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 10:42

Dhanbad: Call it Annagiri or Gandhigiri.
Government officials in the coal town of Jharkhand are being
offered roses and white caps by activists of Anna Hazare-led
India Against Corruption with a request to help weed out

"Gandhi caps superscribed with ‘I am Anna’ and bunch of
roses are being handed over to each officer with a request to
help in remove the vice of corruption in his own way in the
interest of the common man," IAC district coordinator Vijay
Jha said.

He said IAC Dhanbad unit members are making rounds of
various departments - commercial tax including Joint
commissioner and deputy commissioner of sales tax, district
Transport office, offices of assistant registrar, BDO and CO
(circle officer) almost every day.

"Call it Gandhigiri or Annagiri. We believe in this
method. In our memorandum to officers we also call for putting
up the maximum time in office in addition to stipulated hours
for completion of any pending work.

"We call for full implementation of the `Right to Service
Act` passed by the Jharkhand Assembly recently," the social
activist said.

IAC activist Shashi Nath Tiwari said most government
officials promised to bring in transparency in office work.
"We welcome their gesture, we appreciate their move.

It is
not bad if the government officials sit up and take notice
about their responsibility. I find nothing repulsive in being
politely offered flowers and Anna Topi," said a senior
official of Income tax department.


First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 10:42

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