Kolkata: Holding that corruption always flow from the top, former Union home secretary RK Singh on Saturday said if an official did not fall in line with corruption then they were either transferred or suspended, hinting at the suspension of UP IAS officer Durga Nagpal.
"Corruption always flows from the top. If the minister is corrupt, then the officials down the line will also follow the same and if an official doesn`t follow the same then he or she is either suspended or transferred," Singh told a seminar here.
Singh stressed on the need for a strong ombudsman with its own independent investigating agency to tackle corruption.
He also criticised political parties for dividing the people of the country on the basis of religion and caste.
"I don`t want to name anybody, but political parties have always divided on the basis of religion between minority and majority and on the basis of caste. This has been done from the very beginning," said Singh.