NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted joint surprise checks in more than 150 locations across the country where there is suspected corruption.
“The checks are being undertaken with the vigilance officers of the government departments concerned, ministries and other organisations,” officials said and added that the checks are in accordance with the CBI mandate of anti-corruption work.
According to officials, the checks are being conducted at such points and places of corruption where common citizens or small businesspersons feel the brunt of corruption in the government machinery.
“This special drive will sensitise all stakeholders about possible avenues of corruption a common citizen faces while seeking services from such departments. It strives to identify and highlight points and places vulnerable to corruption,” officials said.
The departments where the agency conducted checks include railways, coal mines, medical/healthcare organisations, customs and Food Corporation of India (FCI), government departments like power, municipal corporations, ESIC, transport, CPWD, directorate of estates, fire services, sub-registrar office, GST department, port trust, NHAI, DAVP, AAI, public sector oil companies, DGFT, public sector banks, ASI, shipping corporation, BSNL and steel PSU.
The checks were conducted in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Shillong, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Chennai, Madurai, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad, among other cities.