- PM Modi talks about new India in video message to CVC, CBI joint conference
Kevadia/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lavished praises on his government during his video message to the joint conference of Central Vigilance Committee (CVC) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) taking place in Kevadia in Gujarat.
Talking about new India, PM Modi said that people feel that corrupt, howsoever mighty, would not be spared, wherever they go. “Earlier, the way the governments and systems were run, they lacked both political and administrative will. Today there is the political will to attack corruption and continuous improvement is also being carried out at the administrative level” he said.
The PM noted that the deliberations of the conference are taking place in Kevadia, a place marked by the presence of Sardar Patel, who gave the highest priority to making governance the basis of India’s progress, public concerns and public welfare.
He added, “Today, India of the 21st century, along with modern thinking, emphasizes the use of technology for the benefit of humanity. New India Innovates, Initiates and Implements. New India is no longer ready to accept that corruption is part of the system. It wants its system transparent, process efficient and governance smooth.”
PM Modi said that in the last six-seven years, the government had succeeded in instilling the confidence that it was possible to contain corruption. He said that there was trust that people could get the benefit of the government schemes without middlemen and bribes.
He called upon the officers of CBI and CVC to rededicate themselves to abolish corruption from all walks of national life. Corruption takes away the rights of people and hinders the pursuit of justice for all, nation’s progress and affects the collective power of the nation, he observed.
PM Modi emphasized that in the march of trust and technology, the country’s trust in the institutions and officers of CVC, CBI is critical. “We should always keep the motto of nation-first foremost and always judge our work on the touchstone of public welfare and public concern”, he said.
On preventive vigilance
PM Modi said that preventive vigilance could be achieved with alertness and strengthened through technology and experience. Along with technology and alertness- simplicity, clarity, transparency in the processes will go a long way for preventive vigilance, he said.
He exhorted officers not to flinch from taking action against the corrupt and asked them to remove the fear of the system from the minds of the poorest of the poor. He also called for deliberation regarding technological challenges and cyber fraud.
He called upon CVC and CBI and other anti-corruption institutions to remove such processes that come in the way of new India. “You need to strengthen New India’s policy of zero tolerance for corruption. You need to implement laws in a way that poor come close to the system and the corrupt moves out of it”, the Prime Minister concluded.
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