Severe action will be taken against corrupt: Goyal

New Delhi [India], Apr.1 (ANI): Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday took exception to the high level of corruption in the power department and warned that anyone finding it difficult to abide by new rules is free to leave the job.

"If any single person will take a bribe of even one rupee, then he will have to face the severest action, and if anyone doesn't want to work in this new system, then he can give his resignation by Monday morning and go back home," Goyal told media here after paying a surprise visit to the Power Finance Corporation(PFC) with Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Shrikant Sharma.

He added that there will be no compromise on quality, honesty, integrity and timely delivery of work.

"My officials are aware of this fact, and now, all the senior and junior officials of Uttar Pradesh have to keep this in mind," he added.

He further said that no cases of discrimination on the basis of caste and religion should be encouraged, adding that no loose comment should be made by ministers.

"Everyone should focus on the work and should not pass any offensive comment," he added.(ANI)