Palakkad bribery incident disgrace to state, corrupt officers will face stern action: CM Pinarayi

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Thiruvananthapuram: Emphasising the importance of an efficient and transparent administration, Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the system still contains a small section of corrupt officers but majority of government employees and the state is at the lower end of the corruption indices in the country. He was speaking in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday morning.

The CM urged the public to actively address such officials and work towards rectifying the situation.

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Emphasising a zero-tolerance approach towards corruption, the CM affirmed that it is against state's principles. He further stated that government employees must understand that they will not be shielded if found guilty of corruption.

Pinarayi expressed his disappointment regarding the recent bribery incident in Palakkad, emphasising the negative impact it had on the department and the state as a whole. He stressed that corruption tarnishes the integrity of public service. In today's age of transparency, there are no secrets, and everyone knows what is happening. Those involved in corrupt activities will face severe consequences if caught, he said.

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