Corruption free society
Corruption free society is a dream but the government can curb corrupt practices in the administration.
Recently J&K administration held events during ‘Bhrashtachar Mukt J&K’ Week.
Chief Secretary, in presence of Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioner and other officers kick-started the week-long ‘Bhrashtachar Mukt J&K’ campaign here across all the districts of the UT. Outstation based officers participated through video conferencing.
He observed that UT of J&K has made remarkable progress in ensuring transparency and accountability, and there is a need to institutionalize it so that it becomes intrinsic to the system.
He maintained that the initiatives taken during the recent past have reinforced the trust of people in governance. He recalled that unlike the present system, there was earlier a system of giving contracts without going for tendering process or appointing people without going for due recruitment process.
Implementation of measures like BEAMS, e-tendering, seeking of Administrative Approval and Technical Sanction have resulted in establishing financial discipline which has resulted in phenomenal increase in the number of projects being completed, from merely 9,000 projects during 2018-19 to 92,000 during 2022-23 with nearly the same expenditure. The Chief Secretary remarked that IT interventions have brought about more transparency where all details of projects and services are being put in public domain. Through RTI and Public Services Guarantee Act (PSGA), citizens who seek their rights have been empowered, as guaranteed under law.