No one indulging in corrupt practices will be spared: LG

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today virtually attended the UT-level inaugural function of Vigilance Awareness Week.

Leading the crusade against corruption, Sinha administered the integrity pledge to Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Heads of Departments, senior officers and officials to mark the beginning of the Vigilance Awareness Week across J&K.

“It’s our resolve to build corruption-free J&K and no one indulging in corrupt practices will be spared”, said the Lt Governor.

Observing that the most powerful weapon against corruption is active citizenry, the Lt Governor urged all to join hands and pledge to root this menace out of the system.

On the occasion, he also extended his greetings to the people on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and paid tribute to Bharat Ratna Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary.

Sardar Patel is embodiment of those values which not only integrated India but also set a living example of honesty and integrity in public life. He always encouraged Government officials to render their services without fear and favour”, the Lt Governor observed.

“Before 2019, corruption had become an accepted social norm in the UT. In the last three years, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a new transparent corruption-free system has been established in Jammu and Kashmir”, he said.

“The path of Reform, Perform and Transform which we have chosen is the right path to move ahead. Some people are making deliberate attempts to derail this journey but we will never let their nefarious designs succeed”, he added.

Zero tolerance against corruption on the ground has brought transparency in governance and ensuring benefits of good governance reach the last person in the queue without any discrimination, said the Lt Governor.

He said the system is being strengthened through the use of cutting-edge technology and administrative reforms leaving no scope for randomness and discretion. “We continue to build efficient, transparent and accountable system at all levels for seamless delivery of services”.