Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday announced 'Mission Clean', directing officials to adopt a 'zero tolerance' policy against corruption. In a meeting held with all the Deputy Commissioners and the Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of the state, Channi directed officials to take strict action against the sand, drug and liquor mafia.
"Chief Minister Charanjit Channi directs Civil and Police administration of the state to launch 'Mission Clean' by taking strict action against Drug, Sand and Liquor Mafia besides ensuring zero tolerance for corruption," tweeted the Chief Minister's office (CMO).
The chief minister also directed the Mining Department to ensure that sand and gravel should be available in the market at government rates while directing DCs and SSPs to keep a check on it.
He also asked the mining department to ensure that no charges are levied on sand being used by panchayats for development works.
Also, ahead of Diwali, Singh asked the officials to ensure that shopkeepers are facilitated and not harassed.
The CMO said, "Chief Minister Charanjit Channi asks DCs and SSPs to ensure that from this moment onward shopkeepers should enjoy Diwali, they should be facilitated and he would not tolerate their harassment at any level."
The CMO also said, "Taking a serious note of the matter, CM Channi asks the mining, irrigation and civil & police administration to ensure that no farmer should be harrassed for the lifting of soil from his land for farm leveling purpose."
(With inputs from ANI)