Bangalore: Observing that the "cancer" of
corruption has corroded every organ of public life, Central
Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar on Monday advocated bringing
strong mechanisms like public grievance redressal system and
citizen`s charter to stem the menace.
"The cancer of corruption has corroded every organ of
public life. This has resulted in rising anger against
corruption and people`s level of tolerance for corruption is
declining," he said.
Noting that petty corruption was a major cause of anger
and frustration among people, Kumar sought strong mechanisms
to curb it.
"Much of public anger and frustration can be attributed
to the prevalence of petty form of corruption, especially in
the delivery of basic public services. Such corruption has a
more serious and direct impact on the citizens especially the
poor and weak, as it denies them access to development. It
renders the socio-economic development programmes of the
"Petty corruption can be best addressed through
governance reforms like simplification of procedures, ease of
access and strong grievance redressal mechanisms. E-governance
is effective in reducing the gatekeeper role of public
functionaries and making the inter-mediaries powerless," he
said at the 4th anniversary celebrations.