New India not ready to accept corruption: PM Modi

20-10-2021

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said 'new India' is not ready to accept corruption as a part of its system, adding that the union government over the last six-seven years has succeeded in instilling confidence among the population that it is possible to contain corruption.

In a video message to the joint conference of CVC and CBI being held in Gujarat, the Prime Minister noted that the deliberations of the conference in Kevadia holds importance as the place is marked by the presence of Sardar Patel, who gave the highest priority to making governance the basis of India’s progress, public concerns and public welfare.

"New India is no longer ready to accept that corruption is part of the system. It wants its systems transparent, processes efficient and governance smooth," the Prime Minister said.  

“Earlier, the way the governments and systems functioned, they lacked both political and administrative will. Today there is a political will to attack corruption and continuous improvement is ongoing at the administrative level,” he said.

The Prime Minister called upon the officers of Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Vigilance Commission to rededicate themselves to abolish corruption from all walks of life. He said corruption takes away the rights of people and hinders the pursuit of justice for all. The nation’s progress and its collective power is affected.

"Today, when India is moving towards attaining its grand goals during the Amrit Kaal, when we are committed to strengthening pro-people and proactive governance, your action-oriented diligence will give strength to the ideals of Sardar Saheb,” the Prime Minister said.  

The Prime Minister said this approach of trust and technology has strengthened efficient governance and ease of doing business. He added that many outdated rules regarding permissions and compliances for the businesses have been removed and, at the same time many strict laws in accordance with present-day challenges have been brought in.

He also mentioned the Gati Shakti National Master Plan will remove many difficulties related to decision making. He emphasized that in this march of trust and technology, country’s trust in the institutions and officers of CVC, CBI is critical.

“We should always keep the motto of 'nation-first' foremost and always judge our work on the touchstone of public welfare and public concern,” he said. He added he will always back such a ‘karamyogi’ whose actions meet these criteria.

The Prime Minister also exhorted the officers to not flinch from taking action against the corrupt and ensure that there is no safe haven for anyone who deceives the country and countrymen.

He asked them to remove the fear of the system from the minds of the poorest of the poor. He also called for deliberation regarding technological challenges and cyber fraud.