Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha of Jammu and Kashmir has launched J&K Satark Nagrik Mobile App for android smartphone users. Now people can download JK Satark Nagrik Mobile App at their smartphones from google play store. Even the Departmental Vigilance Officers Portal of J&K Anti Corruption Bureau has been launched.
The most effective antidote to corruption is an active, involved and empowered citizenry. This calls for setting new benchmark by adopting zero tolerance for corrupt practices. LG terms effective use of IT and dissemination of information to all stakeholders through web portals / mobile applications as a key player in curbing malpractices.
Jammu & Kashmir government is taking comprehensive measures to ensure transparent, accountable, and responsive governance.
J&K Satark Nagrik Mobile App Download
J&K Satark Nagrik mobile application has been developed with a purpose to facilitate seamless flow of information about corruption and enable citizens to submit their grievances with ease and mobility. Any citizen having an android based device can download the Satark Nagrik mobile application from play store. A unique ID number will be allotted at the time of registration of grievance which later can be used to track the status of grievance.
It is known that all the malpractices, nepotism and other such practices, be it governmental or other organizational, hurt the common citizen and the governance. Therefore, citizens and govt. must join hands and pledge to root it out of the system. Through the Satark Nagrik Mobile App, govt. wants to ensure that there is no scope for arbitrariness and discretion while enabling better quality and efficient delivery of services.
Departmental Vigilance Officers (DVO) Portal
The DVO Portal has been designed to enable an online communication channel with the DVOs of various departments. In certain cases, the complaints are related to ongoing works, current recruitments, and payments yet to be made against contracts among others. By referring these matters to DVOs, violations/ shortcomings can immediately be rectified and loss to the state exchequer can be prevented.
The DVO portal will help in quick disposal of complaints and will help to redress grievances in a systematic manner by enabling monitoring of the status of DVO matters and Citizens Grievances assigned to DVOs at ACB Central Office. Through this portal, periodical reports can be generated on the basis of pendency and disposal of each DVO, it was informed.
Performance of Anti Corruption Bureau in Jammu & Kashmir
During the Lt Governor’s administration in Jammu & Kashmir, the crusade against corruption has taken a new leap. Anti Corruption Bureau has tightened the noose on the corrupts with Recovery/ Seizure of funds to tune of Rs. 202 crore in one of the cases. These cases includes increase in trap cases, attachment of assets worth crores and arrest of high profile officials/ persons.
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Upto 31st December 2020, 71 cases were registered. 48 cases were charge-sheeted during the period. Out of total registration of 2020, 10 cases were registered as trap cases in which the government officials were caught red handed. These officials were demanding and accepting bribe from the public in the course of their duty, whereas 08 Disproportionate Assets (DA) cases were registered.
Investigation of some of the cases was completed in record time and a good number of cases have resulted in conviction, wherein some high ranking public servants have been found guilty of criminal misconduct. Lt Governor also instructed officers for exploring possibility for developing a similar application. This app would keep track of various pending court cases department-wise and real time information about the status of those cases for generating reports and enabling their disposal in a much more systematic manner.
BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department and other senior officers were present on the launch of JK Satark Nagrik Mobile App.