Dhaka, Bangladesh
No compromise over dullness in activities: ACC secretary

No compromise over dullness in activities: ACC secretary

News Report The newly-appointed Secretary of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Muhammad Delowar Bakhat on Monday said no tolerance will be shown to anybody for working at slow speed as the commission is committed to complete its works within stipulated time.. "We are committed to speed up ACC activities gradually. It is a must to dispose of the complaints received by it at the given time. But, there will be no compromise with quality of works. Dullness in anyone's activities to this respect will not be tolerated anymore," he said at a view-exchange meeting with ACC staffs. "The rate of disposal of the cases and investigation will be increased as all the ACC officers and employees will do their works with honesty and hurriedly, the activities of the commission will definitely get pace," he opined. "There is no option to stop corruption to consolidate our position on the highway of development and corruption is behind in every sorts of system loss which we should prevent collectively," he continued. "ACC officials and employees should not engage themselves in corruption as they are legally responsible to stop corruption. No corrupts within the commission will be spared," he warned. Director General (admin) Muhammad Munir Chowdhury presided over the function which was attended by different level of officers and employees of the ACC. bdnews24.com adds: The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC has recovered a Mitsubishi Pajero from a former third class employee of the Power Development Board or PDB, who had been illegally using the government car for a decade. An ACC team recovered the car in an operation on Motijheel area in Dhaka on Monday following a complaint. The PDB employee, Md Alauddin Mia, had no right to use the car allotted to PDB, ACC Director General Mohammad Munir Chowdhury told the media. Alauddin caused the government exchequer no less than Tk 7 million in losses by using the car, he said. There was no-one but the driver in the car during the recovery, according to Munir. The driver was freed after the ACC officials recorded his statement, Munir said and added that the car would be handed to the PDB. Alauddin was a former general secretary of the council of the PDB's collective bargaining agents or CBA. He retired as stenotypist of PDB's planning and inspection department in August 2017. He had been using the jeep since 2009 and over Tk 3.5 million had been spent from the government exchequer on its refuelling - 450 litres of fuel oil per month, according to Munir. The driver's salary of Tk 3.7 million in this period also went from the exchequer, he said. The commission was investigating who else in the PDB or other agencies were responsible for allotment of the car to Alauddin, the ACC DG said, describing it "a big crime". The ACC will also investigate Alauddin's assets and whether any other car from the government's pool was being improperly used.

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