NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Taking a step further to keep a check on corrupt practices in the government offices, the vigilance bureau of Punjab today launched its toll free number and a website to facilitate people to report issues regarding corruption.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of Vigilance Bureau said that the toll free number 1800-1800-1000 and www.vigilancebureaupunjab.org have been made functional as a complaint panel. The complaints against government employees would be taken seriously on priority. He also said that action would be taken against the erring government officials found indulged in corrupt practices and misusing his official powers.
In a major step to keep all ongoing projects under public scrutiny, it has been decided that PWD department or construction agency would display the toll free number of the Vigilance Bureau along with website so that people could report any irregularity in the project noticed by them. Earlier, PWD authorities were only mentioning details regarding the name of the ongoing project, cost incurred and the date of execution and finally the date of completion on project display board. Now it would also be mandatory to mention the toll free number and the website of Vigilance Bureau on the display board, he added.