Previous government lacked willpower to fight corruption: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the previous government lacked the willpower to fight corruption.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government does not spare people who deceive and loot the nation, ‘however strong be the people’, adding that the previous government lacked the willpower to fight corruption.

He said, “The manner in which governments used to run earlier, in which the system functioned earlier, they lacked both political and administrative willpower. Today there’s a political will to come down heavily on corruption; continuous improvement is also being made to the administrative level.

Addressing the joint conference of the Central Vigilance Commission and the Central Bureau of Investigation, he said, “Today the nation also believes that however strong be the people who deceive the nation and loot the people, no mercy is shown to them – wherever they may be. The government doesn’t spare them.”

He said, “Due to efforts in the last 6-7 yrs, we succeeded in creating confidence within the nation that it’s possible to check the increasing corruption. Today the nation believes that it’s possible to avail the benefits of govt schemes even without middlemen.”

The Prime Minister said, “Today there is the political will to attack corruption and continuous improvement is also being carried out at the administrative level.”

He said, ” In the decades after independence, the kind of system that came up in the nation, the thinking that prevailed – it said that government keeps everything under their control. The then governments kept maximum control for themselves. It caused the rise of several wrong tendencies.”

The Prime Minister delivered a video message to the joint conference of CVC and CBI today which took place at Gujarat’s Kevadia.

The Prime Minister noted that the deliberations of the conference are taking place in Kevadia, a place marked by the presence of Sardar Patel. “Today, when India is moving towards attaining its grand goals during the Amrit Kaal. Today, when we are committed to strengthening pro-people and proactive governance, your action-oriented diligence will give strength to the ideals of Sardar Saheb”, the Prime Minister told the gathering.

The Prime Minister called upon the officers of CBI and CVC to rededicate themselves to abolish corruption from all walks of national life. He said corruption takes away the rights of people and hinders the pursuit of justice for all, the nation’s progress and affects the collective power of the nation.

Talking about the changed India, PM Modi pointed out “Today, India of the 21st century, along with modern thinking, emphasises the use of technology for the benefit of humanity. New India Innovates, Initiates and Implements. New India is no longer ready to accept that corruption is part of the system. It wants its system transparent, process efficient and governance smooth.”

Charting the government’s journey from maximum control and maximum damage to minimum government and maximum governance, the Prime Minister explained how his government undertook the task of reduction of government interference in the lives of the common people in a mission mode by simplifying government procedures.

The Prime Minister explained how the government stressed trust and technology to empower the citizens. He said that this government does not mistrust the citizens and that is why many layers of verification of documents have been removed.

The Prime Minister said this approach of trust and technology has strengthened efficient governance and ease of doing business. He said many outdated rules regarding permissions and compliances for businesses have been removed and, at the same time, many strict laws in accordance with the challenges of the present day have been brought.

Source: India Today

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