Parliament Correspondent: Prime Minister and the Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina said, “The government has a plan to bring down corruption to zero level through using modern information technology.”
The premier said this in the parliament while replying to a supplementary question from Jatiya Party lawmaker Begum Rawshan Ara Mannan (women seat-47) in the question-answer session slated for her on Wednesday.
About the government’s ‘zero tolerance policy’ against corruption, the premier said, “We will not commit corruption and wouldn’t allow others in doing so.”
Terming both bribe taker and bribe giver criminals, she said both should bring to book, adding, “We will also take action against the instigators and patrons of the criminals.”
The premier said, “Our government is committed to establish an administrative framework based on the rule of law to ensure socio-economic development and public welfare and to form welfare state as well.”
Spelling out her government’s initiative to pursue the ‘zero tolerance policy’ against corruption, she said, “We have a special plan to reduce corruption to zero level by strengthening the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and public awareness campaign, and also using the modern information technology.”
The premier said the corruption rate has been reduced due to the anti-graft drives and huge awareness campaign against the corruption conducted by the enforcement teams of the ACC.
Recommendations to stop corruption and formulation of work plan prepared by the ACC will also contribute to curb corruption in different departments and divisions of the ministries to stop corruption in the concerned organizations, she opined.
risingbd/Dhaka/June 12, 2019/Asad/AI