AP CM approves ACB's proposal to eradicate corruption

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Hyderabad, Dec 31 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today approved the proposals made by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to eradicate corruption in the State.

A release here said Dr Reddy lauded the efforts initiated by the ACB Director General R R Girish Kumar to weed out corruption at all levels.

ACB would function in a transparent manner and empower the people in implementing the provisions of Right to Information(RTI) Act effectively. Prosecution and departmental enquiry cases would be made more stringent and the offenders would be dealt with sternly.

Dr Reddy said red-tapism and bureaucratic bungling would be averted to combat corruption in the administration. Social Audit was introduced to monitor rural development programmes, he added.

Mr Kumar said the ACB had a conviction rate of 64.35 per cent in 2007, as against 58.13 per cent in 2006. The Bureau would strive to achieve 70 to 75 per cent in 2008, he added.

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