Babus face the heat, focus on integrity and honesty now
By Rakesh k singh | Published: 29th July 2017 10:22 PM |
NEW DELHI: After Operation Clean Money, the Centre has now undertaken a mega exercise to cleanse and tone up the bureaucratic set-up by going after the babus of doubtful integrity. A list will now be prepared biannually and monitored by the Cabinet Secretary.
In earlier governments, the preparation of “Agreed List” and “List of Officers of Doubtful Integrity” was a routine annual measure. The NDA government has decided to update the list of tainted officials every six months and initiate action to weed them out.
Earlier, the list was prepared once a year. Now the list will be prepared for the period between January 1 and June 30 and again from July 1 to December 31. The lists are prepared by the Chief Vigilance Officers in government departments as part of preventive vigilance.
The List of Officers of Doubtful Integrity includes names of those officers who after inquiry or during the course of inquiry have been found to be lacking in integrity. Officers awarded major penalty by the department on charges of lack of integrity or those charged with gross dereliction of duty in protecting the interest of the government are also included.
he Agreed List is prepared after consultation between a government department and CBI and it includes names of officials facing complaints over issues of suspected integrity or honesty.
The officials on these two lists are not to be posted in the identified sensitive/corruption-prone areas.
The lists prepared by different departments are sent to the Union Home Ministry which in turn sends the lists to the CBI which prepares a consolidated list.
Through a confidential office memorandum issued on July 21, the Union Home Ministry has asked all the Central paramilitary forces and Central Police Organisations to prepare these lists and forward the same before August 5.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that non-performing babus would not be tolerated. The NDA Government has during the last three years sacked about 400 officers including IAS and IPS for under performance.