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Govt officials to pledge to fight corruption

india Updated: Nov 20, 2006 01:11 IST

COME TUESDAY and the State Government officials will pledge to fight corruption before the Sardar Patel statue near Hazratganj.

On the call of the Uttar Pradesh Officers’ Federation the officers will march from Vishweshwaraiya auditorium to Sardar Patel statue. Along with the vow to fighting corruption, they will also pledge not to bow to the undue pressure by politicians and senior officers.

Talking to mediapersons on Sunay, the president of the UP Officers’ Federation, Dr Hardev Singh, said the initiative of the federation would also break the nexus between the politician-officer/engineer and contractors being supported by the mafia gangs.

“Officers are targeted by the mafia and they are being pressurised to go out of their way to keep political masters in good humour. Humiliation is being heaped upon officers and they are tolerating it in silence. The image of the officers and engineers is being sullied in the public,” he rued.

“We have organized a dharna and conference on the issue, but in vain. Time has come to go to the citizens and take their support in fighting corruption. To generate confidence among the masses the officers should also assure them that all the schemes launched for the welfare of the masses would be implemented on a priority basis,” Singh said.

The Federation has set up a cell for the common people to lodge complaints against officers committing irregularities. Citizens may lodge complaints and officers found guilty would be removed. The Federation would urge the State Government take action against the corrupt officer also. The cell would be open for the officer too so, could inform the office bearers of the association about their harassment and exploitation. The fax number of the cell is  2205887 and 2233155.   

The Federation includes officers from 37 government departments. The Federation has 50,000 members already. The Federation has urged the officers of the All India Services to join hand with the State officers in the fight against corruption.