There should be a continuous system of improvements to curb corruption and malpractices in administration and ensure good governance, Padma Bhushan and former secretary to Ministry of Home Affairs, K Padmanabhaiah said.
Delivering a key note address at the Vigilance Awareness Week celebrations on South Central Railway at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, on Tuesday, Padmanabhaiah stressed the need for positive contribution of vigilance for delivering an effective governance machinery. Aspects such as transparency, accountability, accessibility of information and adherence to the rule of law should be the guiding factors towards the same, he added.
He wanted the officials to be vigilant in their work sphere so as to act as vigilance officers. He underlined aspects such as time bound decisions, pruning down lengthy procedures, sound knowledge management systems among the workforce and role of whistle blowers in an organisation.
South Central Railway (SCR) general manager, AK Mittal, spoke of ensuring a specific time frame to clear vigilance cases so as to ensure equitable justice. Appreciating the vigilance department of SCR for coming up with over 40 system improvements in the last few years, he added that the concerned departments should also play a pro-active role in analysing and implementing these improvements.