The Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) has sent a request to the state government to create a post of joint director for financial investigations in the bureau by deputing an expert from the Indian Revenue Service (income tax cadre).
The officer, if deputed, would be attached with the VB's economic offences wing, the bureau's chief director Suresh Arora said here.
In another effective measure, the VB has moved the proposal to conduct joint inspections along with the chief vigilance officers (CVOs) of the departments. Every department ought to have a CVO with whom the public could lodge complaints.
The VB has also initiated steps needed to streamline the process of attaching the ill-gotten money of the accused persons booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act, the VB chief director said.
A joint meeting with the CVOs of different departments was also held last week, Arora said, where the agenda of joint inspections was also discussed, besides seeking cooperation from the senior bureaucrats heading the departments.
Arora added that the VB would actively seek and encourage cooperation of citizens to report instances of corruption and their identity would be kept secret. "Every citizen is a partner in the anti-corruption effort,"