New Delhi, Oct 27 (PTI) Asserting that the central government has been following a policy of zero tolerance against corruption, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said it more transparency is a must to check graft in the country.
Addressing the national conference on vigilance and anti-corruption, he said the CBI has got full autonomy and independence to carry out its work in the last six years of Narendra Modi-led government.
'We believe that to check corruption, it is mandatory to have more and more transparency,' said Singh, the Union Minister of State for Personnel.
He cited the example of abolishing interviews as part of the selection process for certain category of posts in the central government and setting up of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct online test for government jobs recruitment among others.
'As far as the CBI is concerned, it has got all independence and autonomy in the last six years. That has increased (people's) faith and credibility in the CBI. As new ways to commit crimes are coming up, efforts have been made to check them effectively. An example of this is that for the first time crime manual is being revised after 15 years,' the minister said.
Singh said ever since the BJP came to power in 2014, a movement has started against corruption.
'In the initial days of the government, the prime minister had given us the mantra of zero tolerance towards corruption. Following which many unprecedented and revolutionary steps were taken to check it,' he said.
The three-day national conference, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, has been organised by the Central Bureau of Investigation. PTI AKV NSD