New app for filing bribery complaints with ACB

VIJAYAWADA: A new mobile application for filing complaints with the ACB and an information system to combat corruption in government, as well as the threat of drugs and ragging in colleges, will soon be introduced in the Andhra Pradesh.

Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy said on Wednesday that highest priority would be given to the activities of ACB, Disha and SEB in the state. An app would be available with ACB to receive complaints, he said, and asked officials to clean up areas where kickbacks were taking place.

The CM was attending a review meeting on the Ministry of Interior at the CM Camp office in Tadepalli.

Jagan stressed the need to make the state free from corruption. An audio recording of these corrupt practices can also be made through the app and advanced forensic testing would authenticate these allegations.

“The application would be designed in a short time,” he said, adding that ACB stations should be strengthened at the zonal level. He would also monitor corruption complaints in other departments.

“The toll-free number for filing a complaint with the ACB should be posted on the notice boards of each village and ward secretariat,” he said.

The Chief Minister urged the authorities to publicize the special ACB freephone number 14400 and educate the public on the functions of the ACB.

“We need to make sure that there is no corruption in the village/neighborhood secretariat system. A sub-registry system must start operations from village and ward secretariats, where surveys, registrations, land transfers take place,” the CM said and advised officials to ensure that no corruption takes place.

“There should be no place for corruption in ambitious government programs such as Gorumuddha and Sampoorna Poshana. The authorities must ensure that those arrested in corruption cases are punished. Existing laws should be strengthened with necessary changes. :

Reviewing Disha, the CM asked officials to reduce the response time to get to the scene, so women can feel safe. Female police officers from village and ward secretariats should also be briefed on the workings of Disha, SEB and ACB, he said.

On the threat of narcotics, the Chief Minister stressed the need for tough action to reduce drug consumption. Keep a special vigilance on educational institutions, especially junior colleges, engineers, degrees, medical schools, and universities. Managers should continuously monitor the situation and report progress on a monthly basis. »

He suggested developing an information system at the college level,” he said, adding that strict measures should be taken against those who harass people through social media. He said it is necessary to strengthen the forensic department for crime detection.

Also, set up a special call center for the SEB to curb illicit alcohol sales.

Home Minister Thaneti Vanitha, Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma, DGP Rajendranath, Home Secretary Kumara Viswajit and other senior officials attended the review meeting.

Lance B. Holton