Jammu, Jan 7 : Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday launched a mobile application named ‘Satark Nagrik’ and the department vigilance officers’ portal of the J&K Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Speaking on the occasion, Sinha said the most effective antidote to corruption is an active, involved and empowered citizenry.
He called for setting new benchmarks by adopting zero tolerance for corrupt practices. The L-G termed the effective use of IT and dissemination of information to all stakeholders through web portals/mobile applications as key to curb malpractices.
He said the UT government is taking comprehensive measures to ensure transparent, accountable and responsive governance.
Taking yet another step in this direction, the mobile application launched on Thursday has been developed with a purpose to facilitate seamless flow of information about corruption and enable citizens to submit their grievances with ease and mobility.
Any citizen having an android-based device can download the application from the Play Store. A unique ID number will be allotted at the time of registration of grievances which later can be used to track their status.
“It must be understood that all the malpractices, nepotism and other such practices, be it governmental or other organisational, hurt the common citizen and governance. Therefore, we must all join hands and pledge to root them out of the system,” he asserted.
The department vigilance officers’ (DVOs) portal has been designed to enable an online communication channel with vigilance officers of various departments. In certain cases, the complaints are related to ongoing works, current recruitments, and payments yet to be made against contracts etc.
By referring these matters to the DVOs, violations/shortcomings can be immediately rectified and loss to the state exchequer can be prevented.
The DVO portal will help in quick disposal of complaints and will help to redress grievances in a systematic manner by enabling monitoring of the status of DVO matters and citizens’ grievances assigned to DVOs at the ACB central office.