Action plan to weed out corruption in Bihar

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Patna, Jan 27 (PTI) Bihar government today said it hadevolved an action plan to weed out corruption with plans tocreate posts of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in all thedepartments.

State Vigilance department''s principal secretary A KChavan told reporters that the state government afteraccording top priority to weed out corruption, had evolved anaction plan for the purpose.

"A new post of CVO will be created in every department",Chavan said, adding the government had already created theposts of CVOs in five of the key departments.

The state government had adopted ''zero-tolerance'' policyfor reining in corruption and initiated action against thecorrupt officials.

He informed that a total of 394 trap cases involvingarrest of 458 corrupt officials while accepting bribe wereregistered between 2006 and 2010, while there were about 2000which were pending with the vigilance department.

Under section 13 I (E) of Prevention of Corruption Act, atotal of 87 cases were registered and special courts have beenapproached by the state vigilance department for confiscationof properties of corrupt officials in 18 such cases underBihar Special Court Act 2009.

Chavan said altogether six special courts were tryingthe corruption cases in Bihar at present.

Besides constitution of flying squads, awareness wasalso being created among the people for the cases related tocorruption, he added.

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