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Anti-corruption cell to be set up in Manipur

PTI | Imphal |

The BJP-led Manipur government has decided to set up an anti-corruption cell at the Chief Minister s Secretariat.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh last evening.

Government spokesperson and Cabinet minister Th Bishwajit said, the decision to set up the anti-corruption cell was taken for gathering information on corrupt elements in public service."

A mobile number has been earmarked to enable the people to inform the government about malpractices so as to allow the authorities to take appropriate actions, he said.

Stating that identity of the caller would be kept confidential, he said, "frivolous complaints", however, would invite strict action as per appropriate law, he said.

The Cabinet also decided to discontinue with holding interviews during recruitment of Grade III and Grade IV employees.