The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted a special drive on joint surprise checks as part of preventive vigilance exercise across the country.
The joint surprise checks have been undertaken in unison with Vigilance Wing of concerned Central Government Departments/Organizations at various locations across different States and Union Territories in the country.
According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the joint surprise checks were conducted at more than 25 States and Union Territories in the premises of around 30 Departments and Organizations of the Government of India.
“These joint surprise checks are being conducted to unearth any wrong-doing at places which are prone to corruptible practices while rendering services or implementing projects of the Government of India, at the cutting edge level,” the statement added.
Various cities, towns where the JSCs were conducted include Cachar; Badarpur; Shillong; Agartala; Tezpur; Guwahati; Imphal; Port Blair; Itarsi; Agra; Singrauli; Goa; Meerut; Allahabad; Gorakhpur; Ahmadabad; Jammu; Hardwar; Naya Raipur; Ahmadabad; Gandhi Nagar; Bhusawal; Jagadhri; Firozpur; Chandigarh; Virudh Nagar; Shivakasi; Arrakonan; Hosur; Tirupur; Coimbatore; Madhavram; Manali; Ennore Port; Mumbai; Vasi; Howrah; Delhi; Bangalore; Hyderabad; Jaipur; Sawai Madhopur; Bikaner; Jodhpur; Vishakhapatnam; Sunder Nagar(Odisha); Patna; Ranchi; Dhanbad; Kottam & Cochin.
The departments covered by today’s JSCs include FCI; Railways; General Reserve Engineer Force(a parent cadre of BRO); NIT Manipur; Andaman Public Works Department; Ordinance Factory; CSD Godown; North Coal Fields Ltd.; Indian Oil Corporation; Directorate of Light House & Light Ship; Defence Estate Office; Inland Container Depot (ICD); SECL; NTPC Western Region-2; Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology; Office of Sr. DEE, UT Engineering Wing; Petroleum & Explosive Safety Organization; Container Freight Station; Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizer Factory; NDMC; Fire Department & North MCD; BSNL; GST; Postal Department; CPWD; Military Engineering Service, Rourkela Steel Plant; NBCC; CCL; Customs Export Division; Cochin Ship Yard etc.
The documents and records obtained in Joint Surprise Checks are being scrutinized for further necessary action. (KNO)