India calls for strong and aligned international cooperation in combating corruption

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New Delhi, June 4 (INN): Calling for the need to have a strong and aligned international cooperation on the return of the persons and assets sought for graft offences, India told UN General Assembly on Thursday that it is ready to work with other countries to accelerate the implementation of anti-corruption principles.
Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh delivered India’s statement at the special session of the UNGA against Corruption 2021.
“There is need to have a strong and aligned international cooperation on the return of the persons and assets sought for such offences, consistent with international obligations and domestic legal systems,” the Minister stated.
“India is ready to work with other countries, civil society and international organisations to accelerate the implementation of anti-corruption principles,” he announced.
The Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions recalled that the motto of the Government of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘Minimum government, maximum governance’ with emphasis on transparency and citizen centricity.
The pragmatic and programmatic use of technology has helped increasing the speed and plugging of leakages in delivering benefits, he noted.
The operationalization of the institution of Lokpal or the Ombudsman has enabled inquiries into allegations of corruption against public functionaries, the minister informed.

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