In a zero-tolerance against corruption, a video of a Chandigarh traffic police official standing upto a corrupt Home guard has emerged on Thursday. The video accessed by Republic TV shows the traffic cop berating the home guard for checking documents when he does not have the authority to do so. The traffic police also reminds the home guard of warning not to take bribes, saying 'my job is dear to me'. He is seen making the guard return the bribe back.
"Who are you to check documents? Did you inform me? I have repeatedly told you not to take it (bribe). Return the money back to them. My job is precious to me. I have small children at home. Why did you not get the documents to me?," he said, while bystanders too question how could the guard check papers without authority.
Meanwhile, on August 30, cracking down on corruption, the CBI carried out checks across 150 places in the country. The special drive was conducted primarily at such points of corruption where common citizens or small businessmen feel the maximum pinch of corruption in the government machinery, officials said. The drive will sensitise all stakeholders about possible avenues of corruption. It will also highlight the difficulties common citizens face while seeking services from such departments, the officials said.
The special checks were carried out across various departments, including- Railways, Coal Mines and Coal Fields, Medical and Health Care organisations, Food Corporation of India, Power, Municipal Corporation, ESIC, Transport, CPWD, Fire services, Sub-registrar Offices, Industries Department, GST department, Port Trust, National Highways, DAVP, Airport Authority of India, Public sector oil companies, DGFT, Public sector banks, Financial Institutions, Archeological department, Shipping Corporation, BSNL, Mines and Minerals and others.
The Centre too has been tough on corruption since being re-elected. On June 18, the Modi government cracked down on corruption by compulsorily retiring 15 senior officers of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, as per top finance ministry sources. Sources have claimed that most of the senior officers with cases related to bribery, disproportionate assets, wrongful value declaration of goods filed against them. This move occurred merely eight days after forcing 12 top government officials mainly belonging to the income tax department to 'compulsorily retire' under rule 56 J of the General Financial Rules (GFRs).