Acting commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) TL Satyaprakash has launched a crackdown against corruption in government offices, suspending four officials of the civic body in two days.
The officials, junior engineer of enforcement wing Naveen Kumar, a contractual employee of the enforcement wing Ramesh Kumar, land revenue official Sandeep Kumar and clerk at the MCG’s taxation department Kamal Singh, have been accused in different cases of corruption.
“It had come to the knowledge of the commissioner that these four officials were taking money from the public for getting their works done,” an official statement released by the MCG said.
According to officials, Naveen had been allegedly turning a blind eye towards the ‘illegal’ construction underway at several places across Gurgaon. The commissioner issued the suspension order with immediate effect as soon as the charges against the junior engineer were verified. The chief engineer of the corporation will be in-charge of Naveen Kumar’s office. A case has been filed against the official.
Ramesh Kumar was also suspended on similar charges. The other two officials, Sandeep and Kamal, had allegedly accepted a bribe from a resident to settle a property tax case.
Meanwhile, the vigilance team arrested an attendant of the citizen’s facilitation centre (CFC), Rinku Sharma, for allegedly taking Rs 1,500 from a visitor to issue a death certificate.
“We won’t compromise on corruption. Anyone found guilty will be dealt with serious action,” Satyaprakash said.
A helpline number, 1800-180-1817, has also been launched for registering graft complaints.