Corruption conundrum in J&K

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According to a survey done by Transparency International, an international NGO, in association with the Sociology Department of University of Jammu, J&K is number two after Bihar in the list of most corrupt states.
There is no doubt at all in this survey as officials of various departments still continue to engage in corrupt practices with impunity as state vigilance commission has hardly taken action against any erring officials despite registering numerous complaints.
Recently cases from Labour Department and Police department were surfaced. In separate cases of accepting bribe by these public servants, the Vigilance Organization Jammu registered two FIRs. In FIR number 18/2016, officers and official of Labour Department Poonch have been booked following verification conducted by Vigilance Organization into the complaint, wherein the accused officials had allegedly demanded and accepted bribe to the tune of rupees 5,000, 6,000 and 8,000 respectively from various beneficiaries/labourers for providing registration cards while in FIR No 2016, case has been registered against a Police Head Constable for forcing the complainant to pay him bribe twice. Merely booking of accused has no meaning until the cases are brought to the logical conclusion and defaulters given exemplary punishment. One can hardly cite a high profile instances where anti corruption body in the state have successfully pinned down the guilt of a senior.
The issue of corruption got much hype when anti corruption movement was launched by social activist Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi during 2011, demanding introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill to end corruption in the country. The same demand of implementation of Jan Lokpal Bill in J&K state at pattern of Anna Hazare was also made by a Jammu based social activist Om Parkash Sharma in Jeevan Nagar, Jammu but it is regret to mention here that neither media nor public extended him any support to achieve the mission to get the people rid of corruption in the state.
Had more people would have come in support of Om Parkash Sharma, perhaps it would have put pressure on state government, forcing either to implement Jan Lokpal Bill or give tooth to its own anti corruption agencies.
Above all due to special status given to J&K state, Jan Lokpal Bill if implemented by the central government cannot be applicable in J&K unless state government endorse it in its legislature.
The people of the state are further at the mercy of state political parties for making central government welfare and people friendly law applicable in the state, which often they hesitate.
The leaders of every political party include corruption in their election manifesto but when they come to power then corruption which is so rife gets little attention beyond a lip service.
If politicians of the state want to end corruption sincerely then Jan Lokpal Bill should be implemented in the state as ombudsman in the state like State Vigilance Commission is toothless.

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