New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission has stressed for systemic improvements in administrative procedures to bring transparency in governance and advocated a ruthless approach to tackle corruption.
"Systemic improvements need to be brought about to reduce administrative delays, simplify cumbersome rules and procedures, and promote transparency, fairness and equity in governance. The corrupt must be dealt with ruthlessly whereas the honest need to be protected," the Commission said.
The three-member anti-corruption body, headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar, asked for public participation to uproot graft from the country.
"It is recognised that corruption is a social evil and in addition to punitive and preventive steps, we need to work together as a team to sensitise and motivate public at large to make an impact in our progress towards zero tolerance for
corruption," the Commission said in its message ahead of vigilance week beginning tomorrow.
"Steps need to be taken to root out corruption at all levels and from all walks of life," the probity watchdog added.
The vigilance awareness week will be observed by all government organisations from October 31 to November 5 to aware officials and public on corruption.
"The theme chosen by the Commission for this year`s vigilance awareness week is `participative vigilance` through active involvement of all stakeholders as the fight against corruption cannot be won in isolation," it said.