Maharashtra govt to reward corruption `informers`
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 19:14
Thane: Maharashtra government has decided to reward 'informers' who provide information about corrupt government employees, the Home Department has said in reply to an RTI query.

The Department, in reply to an RTI query by senior BJP leader Om Prakash Sharma has stated that the government has decided to make use of informers to weed out corruption and to locate the wealth amassed by the government employees.

The informers who give specific information about employees who have amassed wealth beyond their known sources of income will be rewarded.

Besides, the informers would be provided protection and their names would be kept secret, the department has said.

The informers would be paid Rs 10,000 by way of reward for information on corruption upto Rs 25 lakh while they would be paid Rs 25,000 for unearthing corruption of between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 50 lakh.

As per the slabs worked out by the department, Rs 50,000 would be paid for detecting corruption of between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 crore, Rs 1 lakh for corruption of between Rs 1 crore and Rs 5 crore and Rs 2 lakh for corruption above Rs 5 crore.

The department reply also stated that those interested in giving information could contract the Director General-- Anti Corruption Bureau.


First Published: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 19:14

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