To curb corruption in ULBs, J&K kick starts 'Operation Clean Up'

AVINAV VERMA. Updated: 5/22/2020 1:04:02 PM Front Page

JAMMU: Continuing its efforts to eradicate corrupt practices from all the government offices across Jammu and Kashmir, the administration has now launched an ‘operation clean up’ to uproot and stop corrupt practices in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) including Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).
The operation was launched on the directions of J&K Raj Bhavan.
“There are strict instructions from J&K Governor House to clean and eradicate the corruption practices ULBs to make the functioning of these bodies more effective,” an official associated with the development told The News Now.
“Large number of complaints regarding corrupt practices and violation of Building Operation Controlling Authority (BOCA) has promoted the administration to launch operation cleanup,” he said.
“It was unanimously decided by the senior officials to first clean enforcement wing of these autonomous bodies and take strict action against the officials involved in corruption practices,” he added.
Following the instructions, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has dismissed a Kilafwarzi official, who was involved in the corrupt practices.
“The official was involved in corrupt practices. Inquiry imitated 8-9 months ago and he was dismissed after the detailed review of inquiry report,” JMC Commissioner, Avny Lavasa told The News Now.
Not ruling out the operation cleanup, JMC Commissioner, said “The corrupt practices must be stopped and strict action will be taken against corrupt officials.”
She added, “We are addressing the complaints on priority basis, ensuring the effective functioning of JMC for welfare of people.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the JMC and SMC have pushed their machineries to conduct drives for cleanliness with the objective to combat the spread COVID-19.
Moreover, the JMC has also claimed that over 10,000 tonnes of silt has removed in the last month.

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