Increasing conviction rate to be priority: RP Sharma

Cuttack: Senior IPS officer Dr RP Sharma and new Director, State Vigilance on Wednesdays said ensuring greater conviction will be his priority.

“Emphasis will be given on quality investigation to ensure that the corrupt elements get proper punishment. By ensuring this, the rate of conviction will be enhanced,” Sharma said soon after taking charge this morning.

He said efforts would be made to strengthen source-based information system of the State Vigilance. Basing on the information, the anti-corruption wing conducts investigation and nabs the corrupt employees.

“The main focus of the State Vigilance is anti-corruption. My first priority would be to make the anti-corruption more effective and widen the vigilance network in the state,” he said.

Laying emphasis on preventive vigilance, he said this is the ideal method of cutting down the rate of corruption drastically.

“Involving people, who are aware of corruption taking place in their locality, would be an important step. Considering that use of technology has gone up substantially in most government and non-government work, the State Vigilance would also use these technologies as well as the social media to make it more proactive and effective. I will give priority on these aspects,” Sharma said.

Stating that the State Vigilance had earned a name for itself in the country, the former police commissioner said he will work as per the existing value system and put his best foot forward to maintain its standing.