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ACB, SVC forgo World Anti-Corruption Day yet again
12/14/2018 12:07:22 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Dec 13: At a time when Governors administration is trying to strengthen the institutions of transparency and probity in state by converting State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) into State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the anti-corruption institutions have failed to even organize a simple function on the eve of world anti- corruption day that was commemorated across the world on December 9 last.
J&K's leading Anti- Corruption Institutions like State Accountability Commission (SAC) and even newly created Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) failed to organize any function in J&K.
Even last year erstwhile State Vigilance Commission (SVC), State Vigilance Organisation and State Accountability Commission (SAC) who claim to be on the forefront of curbing the menace of corruption had failed to commemorate the Intentional Anti Corruption Day.
Corruption which is an established problem across the world has become an issue of serious concern for people belonging to all walks of the society. In-spite of the fact that J&K state has several organisations which are working for eradication , exposing and prevention of corruption but none of these organisations commemorated the International Anti Corruption day.
Every year an estimated 1 trillion dollars are paid in bribes while an estimated 2.6 trillion dollars are stolen annually through corruption - a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. In developing countries, according to the United Nations Development Programme, funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance.
Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.
The 2018 joint international campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year's theme on world Anti- Corruption Day was "Corruption begets more corruption."
Early Times had carried a detailed report on this issue on the same day in 2016 and 2017 as no official functions were organized by Government, District administrations and anti corruption organisations from last 3 years, but they have failed to shock these agencies out of deep slumber.
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