Govt development programmes must be more transparent: CBI
New Delhi: With government's social welfare schemes mired by allegations of corruption, CBI on Monday said development programmes initiated by any government should provide more transparency and accountability.
Inaugurating the second Interpol Global Programme on Anti Corruption and Asset Recovery here, Special Director VK Gupta said systems and procedures which are opaque, complicated, centralised and discretionary are a fertile breeding ground for the evil of corruption.
"The design of any government's development programme should provide more transparency and accountability," he said.
Addressing the gathering of officials from nine countries, including Maldives, Malaysia, Fiji, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal and Interpol, Gupta said the law enforcement agencies must engage with each at different levels to effectively block all physical escape routes for those fugitives who are blatantly indulging in corrupt practices.
CBI is probing number of cases including CWG scam, Aircel Maxis takeover, 2G spectrum among others where proceeds of crime have allegedly been routed through different countries.
Gupta said the need of the hour is international cooperation among law enforcement agencies as the battle against global corruption has to be fought at many levels.