Nutan Thakur's RTI exposes corruption of six UP govt departments
Lucknow: Though there have been merely three meetings of the Uttar Pradesh Vigilance Commission during the past seven years, but during these meetings they have pointed out the most corrupt departments of the state government.
This fact has emerged from the information provided by Vigilance Commission to RTI activist Dr Nutan Thakur.
In its meeting on January 15, 2014, the Commission directed that the process adopted in Education, Electricity, Irrigation, PWD and Revenue departments for containing corruption shall be studied and sent the proposal to the government.
When none of these departments gave any input, on the next meeting on October 1, 2014, the Commission said that the Medical Department is also very corrupt, hence, it shall also be included in the study.
The UP Vigilance Commission was established in 1964, in tune with the Central Vigilance Commission. It has five members including four senior IAS officers and the Vigilance Director. It is expected to generally formulate proposals for the prevention and control of corruption.
Calling the performance of the Commission extremely poor, Nutan sought proper functioning of the Commission.