Indian PM Modi launches new anti-corruption portal

"Corruption can be attacked from the very core," said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while launching the new Complaint Management System portal of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in the national capital. He also recalled Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and stated that the week coincides with the birthday of the freedom fighter.

"The Vigilance Awareness Week coincides with the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who dedicated his life to honesty, transparency and building public service," PM said while addressing on the occasion.

"There has been a healthy grievance redressal system for the public in various government departments. But if we move a step ahead, and ensure the audit of the public grievance system, we can reach up to the very base of corruption and attack it from the very core," he said.

The Prime Minister cited three paths the government is adopting to fill the gap between demand and supply.

"There have been two big reasons that have stopped the people from moving forward and ending corruption. One is a lack of facilities and the other is unnecessary pressure from the government. The dearth of facilities and opportunities was made to be present for a long time. For the last eight years, we have been working to change the system created by scarcity and pressure. We are trying to fill the gap between demand and supply," he said.

"For this, we have chosen three paths- Modern technology, the goal of saturation of basic facilities and the path to Atmanirbharta (self-reliance). Due to Direct Benefit Transfer, over Rs 2 lakh crores have been saved from going into the wrong hands," PM Modi added.

Stating that the scope of scams has also ended with the introduction of DBT, the Prime Minister said that there is a need to ensure quick redressal of disciplinary proceedings related to corruption.

Noting that the legacy of corruption and exploitation was propagated even after the country's Independence, PM Modi said that there is a need to change the tradition in the Amrit Kaal.


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