Acting hard on corruption, the government will soon implement the decision taken by the Group of Ministers on corruption. Cases of public servants accused of graft will be fast tracked by quickening the process of approvals. There is also a proposal to ensure that disciplinary action is decided within a year of a complaint being received.
Long delays in clearance for prosecution and slow trials have often meant that public servants accused of corruption retire from service and even pass away while proceedings drag on. Infact, these delays lead to weakening of evidence and witnesses allowing corrupt officials to escape punishment.
The anti-corruption steps are part of measures suggested by the GoM on corruption headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and accepted by the government for implementation.