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JAMMU: State unit of Anna Hazare Anti-Corruption Movement expressed dismay over no action initiated against the corrupt officials for misusing the government machinery despite the complaints registered against them in the State Vigilance Organisation.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Tarun Uppal, National Core Committee member of Anna Hazare Anti-Corruption Movement said that over hundreds of government vehicles are being misuse by the government officials in the PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department resulting in loss of crores of rupees to the state exchequer.
“Despite the complaints sent to the Vigilance Organisation no action has been taken against the officials for misusing the government vehicles,” Uppal said, adding that the some vehicles are using by those officials who are not even entitled to have vehicles.
“The State Vigilance Organisation should also adopt multi-dimensional approach to check allegations of misuse of government vehicles by non-entitled government officials. The duties of State Vigilance officers are explicitly defined in Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission Rules, 2013 and their role is to check corrupt practices in the government departments,” he emphasized.
Tarun Uppal appealed to the Governor, N.N Vohra to initiate enquiries sent by the State Vigilance Organisation to the Director Vigilance Organisation, Jammu, against the D.D.P and CAO of I&FC Department, Jammu, at the earliest. He urged upon the Governor to send a team of officers as Special Audit Party to check the misuse of vehicles by whole PHE, I&FC Department.
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