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Vigilance dept calls for public support

india Updated: Aug 30, 2011 23:39 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

Following the footsteps of Gurgaon police, the state vigilance department is also looking for young volunteers to work as its 'Eyes and Ears' and curb corruption in the city.

"We want to spread awareness about the vigilance department and reach out to maximum number of people so that it helps us counter corruption," said Sheel Madhur, inspector general of the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau.

The vigilance commission has intensified its anti-corruption drive and 30 officials have been booked for indulging in such practices till August 30.

"Complaints against government employees are rising. And, the maximum numbers of complainants are youths who are coming forward to fight corruption," said Madhur.

As part of its efforts, the department is also planning to join Facebook, a social networking website, soon.

A dedicated team is working on the user-friendly page which is expected to go live within next week.

Moreover, the department has also been working on an intelligence network, a first-of-its kind initiative here.

As part of the plan, officers will meet their sources, keep a record of the meetings and conversation but conceal their identity, Madhur said.