Saturday, February 19, 2011

Two citizens’ organizati​ons formed for getting back looted wealth to the poor people of India.

Two citizens’ organizati​ons formed for getting back looted wealth to the poor people of India.: "

NITI नीति and ACCF: Two citizens’ organizations for getting back looted wealth to the poor people of India.

NITI stands for National Initiative for Transparency and Integrity.

ACCF stands for Anti-Corruption Citizen’s Forum.

Both together can say:

singhasan khaali karo ke janataa aati hai.


Citizens forum against corruption launched

Special Correspondent, The Hindu, 14 Feb. 2011

Body formed to curb menace, put pressure on governments to take action against offenders

HYDERABAD: A new organisation, Anti-Corruption Citizen’s Forum (ACCF), an initiative by a group of concerned citizens including former judges and former IAS officers was formed here on Sunday with the objective of curbing the menace, build pressure groups and urge the government to take action.

In a 20-point charter that was released here, the meeting called for ensuring transparency in government, judicial and quasi-judicial appointments and constitute inclusive working committees at the State, district and mandal levels and improve awareness on corruption among people.

The charter also mentions creation of networks to work with civil society organisations at the State and national level and motivate people to use the Right to Information Act, internet and leverage the reach of social networking sites in what is meant to be a people’s drive against corruption.

Among those in the core group that worked to form the ACCF and who addressed an impressive gathering of like-minded people at the Jubilee Hall here, were former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court A. Lakshmana Rao, former Supreme Court judge B. P. Jeevan Reddy, former High Court Judge Reddappa Reddy and former Lok Ayukta Justice Ramanujam, former IAS officers K. R. Venugopal, K. Padmanabhaiah, C. Umamaheswara Rao and Chairman of Centre for Media Studies N. Bhaskara Rao.

Apolitical platform

Mr. Jeevan Reddy said that a notice was enough to attach the properties of the corrupt. Mr. Lakshmana Rao said once the organisation was formed in full, they would monitor government action in high-profile corruption cases where prima facie evidence existed. He reiterated that the ACCF was completely ‘apolitical’, and anyone from any section of society was welcome to become a part of it.

Mr. Ramanujam said it was imperative for people today to leave behind a corruption-free society for future generations.