Revenue department of the Gujarat government tops corruption in the state while the police department stood second, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said in a candid admission Wednesday.
“Revenue department is infamous for being the most corrupt department in the state while police department comes second. It is a challenge to find a way to deal with it”, the CM said while addressing a gathering here for distribution of 1,000 online NA (non-agricultural) certificates to land owners.
“There were days when the government employees and officials used to shy away from taking bribe, partly on moral grounds and partly out of fear, but today, there is a 360 degree change in that scenario”, the BJP leader said.
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From November this year, state revenue department introduced a system wherein land owners can apply online to get their agricultural land converted into non-agricultural land.
Government employees now demand bribes without hesitation claiming that they have to take care of their family, Rupani underlined.
“It is necessary to see that people do not misuse their power. We want to implement a system to ensure greater transparency, something which appreciates honesty,” he said.
Stating that “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, Rupani said his government was trying to eliminate corruption by introducing a system wherein the people can get permissions and certificates online.
He said the best way to prevent corruption is to minimise the human interaction by bringing in a system to issue various permits and certificates online.