By Our Staff Reporter
Bhopal, July 29
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that there should be such arrangements in place in the state that no guilty person goes scot-free and not innocent person implicated. The investigation agencies should work with transparency and authenticity.
Shri Chouhan was addressing a function after inaugurating well-equipped new building of Madhya Pradesh Economic Offences Wing (EOW) built at a cost of Rs. 10 crore here today. He said that the state is moving fast on the path of development. Its growth rate has increased incredibly from seven to 12 percent. Agricultural growth rate has also gone up to 18 percent. Referring to general human tendencies, he said that chances of corruptions become high where pace of development is fast and resources increase. Shri Chouhan said that efforts are being made in Madhya Pradesh to eliminate chances of irregularities. These efforts include strengthening of Lokayukta and making EOW more efficient.
Shri Chouhan said that such arrangements should be made that no one can make irregularities. E-tendering and e-payment are some of these arrangements in the state. Making a special mention of Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act and constitution of Special Courts, the Chief Minister gave information about efforts being made by the State Government to curb corruption. Shri Chouhan announced to provide requisite funds to the Wing for arrangements to examine controversial and forged documents.
Minister of State for General Administration Shri K.L. Agrawal said that Economic Offences Wing should play an important role in eradicating corruption in the state. He hoped that the Wing will display efficiency and dedication in the discharge of its duties.
Director General of EOW Shri Ramesh Sharma said that Madhya Pradesh has proved true to all the parameters of eradication of corruption. Infrastructure, technical know-how, human resources and chances to function with independently have been made available by the State Government.
The new building has an ultramodern forensic lab costing Rs. 4.5 crore where investigation can be made like CBI. The State Government has also made available adequate funds for ultramodern branches of the Wing at Gwalior, Rewa, Jabalpur and other cities. He informed that the Wing unveiled illegal properties worth Rs. 152 crore during raids in the state last year.
Chief Engineer of Public Works Department enumerated salient features of the building construction in two and a half years. Everyone present on the occasion praised the building’s beauty, grandeur, architecture and decoration.
MLA Shri Dhruv Narayan Singh, Chief Secretary Shri R. Parasuram, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri Indraneel Singh Dani, director general of police Shri Nandan Dube, Principal Secretary General Administration Shri Sudesh Kumar and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.