ISLAMABAD, Sep 13 (APP):The Ministry of Railways has initiated as many as 42 cases of corruption, misappropriation and fraud in its attached departments, subordinate offices and corporations during the period of last four years.
According to available document, with this initiative, the earnings of the ministry was increased as compared with the earning of previous years and there was also decline in corruption, misappropriation cases was reported during last four years.
The officers and officials involved in corrupt practices were duly taken up and given strict punishments including major punishment of dismissal from services.
The public sector in the country is substantially struck with corruption and to curb corrupt practices in government functionaries was a priority at all levels.
The document said the Directorate of Vigilance was restored for ensuring internal checking mechanism to stop corrupt practices proactively and vigilantly.
It added in its fight against corruption, the Ministry has adopted a holistic and pronged approach to achieve integrity and maintaining standards.
The Ministry has also adopted a number of safeguarding measures to prevent corruption both at the macro and micro level by introducing ethos of transparency, accountability and efficiency in administration and financial management of its departments.