Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced to establish two vigilance courts one each at Dhenkanal and Angul.
Gracing the concluding ceremony of Vigilance Awareness Week here at Rabindra Mandap, CM Patnaik emphasized the need of promoting integrity and eradicating corruption through efficeinet vigilance and public participation. He stressed on a transparent governance system.
“The state government is very actively following the anti-corruption drive. We have opened vigilance offices at every revenue district. We have established two additional vigilance courts in Sundergarh and Cuttack. Two more vigilance courts will also be opened at Angul and Dhenkanal shortly,” Patnaik said.
Speaking at the ceremony Vigilance Director RP Sharma said 449 cases have been registered this year out of which 64 cases were booked against Class-I officers, 74 against Class-II officers and 315 on Class III officers.
As many as 285 accused persons have been arrested since 2005 which included 29 Class-I and 27 Class-II officers.
Similarly, 134 public servants comprising five officers from Class-I, 15 from Class-II and 108 from Class-III have been terminated from service following conviction by vigilance courts.