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Rs 100-crore anti-graft body to be set up soon

india Updated: Aug 27, 2009 23:06 IST

The central government will spend around Rs 100 crore (1000 million) to set up a National Mission Against Corruption (NMAC) authority.

The aim of the authority will be to ensure better co-ordination among the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and state, Union Territory (UT) anti-corruption/vigilance bureaus.

This was decided at the 17th biennial conference of state anti-corruption bureaus and the CBI held at Vigyan Bhavan in central Delhi on Thursday.

The intent to set up the NMAC — which is to formulate policies to take punitive as well preventive actions against corruption — was among the eight resolutions adopted at the conference.

The central Ministry of Personnel, one of the resolutions stated, would become the nodal agency for formulation of recommendations of the NMAC and modernisation of the state/UT anti-corruption bureaus.

Another resolution suggested that the states/UTs should adopt the central resolution on the Whistle Blower Act till the latter is passed by the parliament.

The resolutions also directed the states and UTs to grant a 25 per cent incentive to officials and personnel of their anti-corruption/vigilance bureaus. “The states and UTs should also set up adequate special court for the trial of Prevention of Corruption Act cases,” said a resolution.