NEW DELHI, Nov 18 - Asserting that his government is unsparing in punishing the corrupt, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said 45 senior officers have either been removed or faced pension cuts for �unsatisfactory performance and delivery in public service�.
He said the focus of his government was on providing system-based and policy-driven governance. �A governance structure that is sensitive, transparent and accountable,� he said.
Speaking at the Sixth Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery being hosted by the CBI, the Prime Minister said corruption is one of the �principle challenges� for government�s across the world in transforming the lives of poor and maginalised.
�We in India are currently in a crucial phase of nation building. Our mission is to build a prosperous India. An India where our farmers are capable, our workers satisfied, our women empowered and our youth self-reliant. This is not an impossible mission. However, to achieve this objective, it is essential to fight relentlessly against corruption. India stands committed in its fight against corruption,� he said.
Highlighting the achievements of his government in tackling the menace of corruption in bureaucracy, he said several steps have been taken to make the bureaucracy more efficient, performance-oriented and accountable. � PTI