New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making optimum use of modern technology in tackling corruption.
In his message on the beginning of 'Vigilance week' starting, the President said "use of modern technologies can play an important role in eliminating human interface in service delivery systems."
Emphasising that it is a collective responsibility of citizen as well government officials to fight corruption, Mukherjee said corruption is a complex problem that needed multi-faceted action.
"One of them is the use of technology that can help promote openness and transparency," he said and asked people to adopt technology initiatives in combating corruption to maximise benefits.
The Prime Minister stressed on the integrity of public servants. "It is needless to point out that integrity of public servants and transparency in public offices is utmost necessary in making transparent and efficient administration free of corruption," Modi said.
"I appreciate the CVC's outreach initiatives and endeavours to combat corruption with optimum use of technology," he said.
Vice President Hamid Ansari said in his message that eradication of corruption from society is not only a legal obligation but also a moral duty of every Indian.
The vigilance awareness Week will be observed till November 1. The theme of the week is "Combating Corruption - Technology as an enabler".