We have set up faceless, transparent system to uproot corruption: CM Rupani

Ahmedabad: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday asserted that the State Government has evolved a “faceless and transparent system” to curb and prevent corruption in the state machinery.

Rupani, who believes in action, said,“In the new system, the slogans such as education, poverty, corruption and unemployment will not just remain aphorisms but turned into a reality.”

In a video message posted on the Facebook from the Chief Minister’s Office in Gandhinagar, the Chief Minister said the government is following the footprints of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had given this aphorism when he was Chief Minister that “Hu khato nathi, khava deto nathi” (I don’t take bribe, nor let anyone accept bribe) in curbing and preventing the bribes in the government system, and implemented the slogan.

Rupani said transparency is one of the four pillars of his government and as a first step in this direction “the State Government has strengthened the anti-corruption machinery in the state with widening its scope of “Traps and Raids”, which included legal assistance from legal experts, on the working style of the CBI. Gujarat Government is determined to curb corruption with iron hands.”

The Chief Minister added that to bring total transparency and improvement in the functioning of the government machinery, “we have introduced technologies and online system. For instance, first we implemented online system in revenue department, which resulted into curbing of the large scale corruption in converting agricultural lands
to NA.”

For this purpose, “we have set up a cell in Gandhinagar consisting of 8 (eight) competent officers to handle such applications directly,” rather than being handled at the district level. Rupani said, “We have introduced a Coding System in handling the application so the official cannot recognize the applicant; in the same way as the applicant can also not get information about the officials who process his application.”

Under the new system several factors such as deciding premium, heirs and documentation of 7/12, clearance of maps and other processes have been made online. “Still there may be some shortcomings, but the state government is determined to overcome these shortcomings. Our ultimate objective is to set up “faceless system” with total transparency through usage of technologies.

“Vytha Nahi, but Vayvastha” (No harassment, but good governance) is the mantra of our government. We have introduced this new system in education as well which have resulted into vertical increase in the presence of teachers and students in the classroom and also improved the quality of education, Rupani added.

CM Rupani distributes kits worth Rs 140 crore

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday distributed various kits worth Rs 140 crore to over 10,000 beneficiaries belonging to the most backward sections of the society at a function at Uka-Tarsadia in the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s karma bhoomi, extending from Mahuva to Bardoli in south Gujarat. The assistance varied from permission letters under Halpati Awas Yojna, keys to residential units, roads and electricity works, Ganga Swarup Pension. The beneficiaries belonged to Surat, Tapi, Valsad and Navsari districts. Speaking on the occasion, Rupani said, “Gujarat is taking lead in building a new India and all round development of Vanbandhu-Antyodaya people comprising the poor, have-nots and forest-dwellers to free them from poverty, exploitation, unemployment and corruption.”