Bhubaneswar: For the Naveen Patnaik-led ruling BJD, in order to fulfil the State government’s avowed slogan of ‘zero-tolerance against corruption’, the Odisha government need to tread the UP way.
The Odisha Vigilance’s anti-corruption crusade for long has only stumbled upon the minnows (Class-III employees) in the government hierarchy for stacking up disproportionate assets worth crores to their known sources of income. The big fish, mostly, stayed immune from the Vigilance net.
The Odisha Vigilance Performance report in 2020 is the latest evidence.
As per the report, over half of the DA cases in State were registered against the class –III employees (from clerks to JEs). And the loot amount amassed by the minnows had even exceeded Rs 4crore in the year 2020 – a first in the vigilance history.
A Few Samples:
December 2020: A senior clerk at the office of Bhubaneswar RB Division-I, was arrested by Vigilance sleuths for amassing disproportionate assets (DA) to…