CM Mann picks March 23 Matrydom Day for anti-corruption hotline launch: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Ruchika M Khanna

Chandiharh, March 17

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann announced an anti-corruption hotline on Thursday. Mann chose the March 23 Matrydom Day for the launch of the help line.

This is the first major announcement made by Mann after taking over as Punjab’s chief minister yesterday.

Claiming it to be his personal WhatsApp number, he asked people to video or audio record any cases of wanted corruption and send it to that WhatsApp number. He assured that strict measures would be taken against those who seek corruption. “There will be no more corruption in Punjab now,” he tweeted.

Interestingly, since the AAP government took power, reports were coming in from various tehsils yesterday where land records were being done for free – something that is unprecedented in the state.

Earlier today, Mann tweeted that a big pro-grassroots decision would be made on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mann today urged senior civil and police administration across the state to perform their duty as public servants in letter and spirit, thereby upholding the massive mandate obtained by the AAP in recently concluded Assembly polls.

Addressing a first meeting after taking office as Chief Minister here at the CMO this afternoon, the Chief Minister said that the people who gave us the opportunity to serve the State are the real leaders of democracy, having the power to make rulers govern. or show them the door.

Drawing inspiration from the performance of the Indian cricket team, Mann said, “Matches are won or lost, but it’s the team spirit that counts.” State. He further said, “Our main concern should be to make our state a true Punjab, not London, California or Paris.”

The Chief Minister said his government would not engage in a political vendetta and called on the entire state administration to carry out their duties without fear and without any political pressure, unlike the regimes precedents, with utmost dedication, sincerity and honesty to cherish the aspirations of the Punjabis who voted. the ruling AAP with an unprecedented verdict.

“I don’t keep a red diary like previous political parties and I only have a green one, so you don’t have to worry about a blood feud,” Mann said.

Appreciating the enormous abilities and capabilities of civilian and police officers, CM Mann said: “I expect you to respect the common man, and in return we would also bestow upon you the respect and recognition due to you for to have shown the true spirit of being a public servant.” Without mincing a word, he said, “Corrupt officers have no place in my government and if such a complaint comes to my knowledge, then expect no kind sympathy on my part.”

Guaranteeing a corruption-free government, Mann announced that his government would launch a WhatsApp number next March 23, the day of the martyrdom of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, exclusively for the public to upload videos of corrupt officials demanding a bribe. de-vin for their daily tasks. day work or engaging in other misconduct so that such offending officials may receive exemplary punishment.

Breaking with tradition, the Chief Minister also announced that he would reward civilian and police officers with the quarterly ‘Best Performance Award’ for making a difference in the lives of the common man at the grassroots level in addition to d ensure free and fair justice for all. boost their morale. He hoped that this initiative would surely motivate the other officers to work much better and efficiently. The Chief Minister also directed the DGP to send a congratulatory message to family members of all police employees on their birthdays with a sense of belonging.

Reiterating his commitment to making Punjab a model state, Mann said his government’s main concern would be to create ample job opportunities for our youths to curb the unfortunate trend of brain drain from our state to the coasts. foreign. He said: “This scenario has even forced poor and unhappy parents to sell their properties to send their wards abroad to have better prospects of earning a living.” He promised that his government would soon come up with a comprehensive action plan to generate huge job potential for our young unemployed as a top priority.

Earlier, in his introductory remarks, Chief Secretary of State Anirudh Tewari welcomed the Chief Minister and assured that the civil administration and the police would work in tandem with full synergy to implement the ground-level pro-grassroots policies and programs with the right seriousness. as directed by the government.

Other eminent persons who attended the meeting included CM Additional Chief Secretary A. Venu Prasad and DGP VK Bhawra in addition to senior civilian and police officers.


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