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Noida authority appoints nodal officer to check corruption

Officials said that the contact number of the nodal officer, to be released on Wednesday, will be put on a notice board outside each department. Officials said that the public can file a complaint against any official who demands a bribe to get a particular work done.

noida Updated: Apr 25, 2017 23:04 IST
Vinod Rajput
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Notices with the phone number of the nodal officer will be put up outside the office of each department.(Vinod Rajput/HT PHOTO)

The Noida authority chief executive officer (CEO) Amit Mohan Prasad on Tuesday appointed deputy CEO Saumya Srivastava as a nodal officer to check corruption in the Sector 6 office.

Officials said that the contact number of the nodal officer, to be released on Wednesday, will be put on a notice board outside each department. Officials said that the public can file a complaint against any official who demands a bribe to get a particular work done.

“I have issued an order that the number of the departmental head and nodal officer be made available outside each department. If anyone wants to file a complaint against the nodal officer, the complainant do so with my office,” said Prasad.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had directed heads of each department in all authorities across the state to take effective steps to reduce corruption and provide relief to the public.

The major authority departments include commercial, institutional, group housing, water, sewer, electricity, horticulture and residential plot. Residents alleged that employees — be it a clerk, peon or a head clerk — all demand a bribe for executing their work.

“Now, we will not tolerate corruption at any level. The public can contact me on the number if they come across any staff member demanding a bribe. We will conduct a probe and act swiftly against that person,” said Srivastava.

Residents said that the Noida authority’s efforts of fighting corruption through technology have failed to yield results. In January 2015, the authority had launched an online citizen charter and promised to deliver 152 services, including map approval, mortgage permission, transfer of memorandum and payment of lease rent online, but has failed to do so.

SK Nagrath, a retired army official, said, “Issues such as mortgage permission, transfer memorandum and other works that public need to get done are not being done online. The authority officials had claimed that with the help of the online citizen charter, they will check corruption, but there has been no relief at all. There should be an independent vigilance officer if the government wants to reduce corruption.”