GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - Asserting that the State government will adopt zero tolerance policy on corruption, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that efforts are being taken to strengthen the Vigilance and Anti Corruption wing of the Assam Police.
Sonowal told The Assam Tribune that keeping corruption in check is one of the main goals of the government and he asserted that there would be no compromise on the issue. He pointed out that after the present government came to power, a number of officers including police officers were arrested for taking bribes. He said that the tirade against corruption would continue.
The Chief Minister admitted that shortage of staff is one of the major problems faced by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption wing of the Assam Police. He said that there is overall shortage in the police force and at least 6,000 persons would be inducted in the force shortly. He said that the problem of shortage of manpower faced by the Vigilance and Anti-corruption wing would be dealt with immediately after the process of recruitment of police personnel is completed.
Sonowal said that in addition to increasing the manpower, steps are being taken to modernize the Vigilance and Anti Corruption wing. He said that new equipment and other required materials would be provided to the wing as soon as possible so that it becomes more active to deal with corruption. He also said that cooperation of the people of the State would also be required to deal with corruption and people should report any demand for bribe by any Government officer.