Continuing with its fight to make Goa a corruption free state; GoaChronicle.com is to launch a new Public Centric Initiative – STOP GIVING BRIBES.
STOP GIVING BRIBES is an online initiative on GoaChronicle.com wherein the people of Goa who have experienced any incidents of corruption in their work place or in their personal capacity at government offices or in dealing with politicians or elected MLAs can write in to GoaChronicle.com STOP GIVING BRIBES initiative and we will expose the corrupt government officer or minister through our Expose columns;
and also ensure that legitimate pending work which is being stuck on account of harassment because of corrupt officials we will personally deal with on a case to case basis and if need be we will ensure appropriate action will be taken through our legal team by complaints to the concerned authorities such as vigilance commission or the courts.
Speaking on the new initiative, Savio Rodrigues, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, GoaChronicle.com, said, “We have been receiving many complaints through mails on the various issues of corruption. For example, one complainant who is a junior engineer in a public department retold to us about his experience on how he was asked a bribe of Rs 1, 00,000 for his promotion, but since he could only manage Rs 60,000 he has still not received his promotion for the last four years. In yet another case, a Non-Resident Goan wanted to build a house at his ancestral place, the old house there had crumbled, so when he went to seek permission to construct, it shows as a orchard land and the Panchayat of the area and other concerned government officers told him that he would pay Rs 25,000 all would be settled and he could build his house.”
In the light of the growing corrupt practices in the state and with our mission to expose the corruption in the government and its officers, we decided to open this initiative to the public so that they can write in to us and we will do our best to expose and force the government to take a corrective action, Rodrigues further elaborated.
STOP GIVING BRIBES is a simple and writing a letter, people can write in to email@example.com or log on to www.goachronicle.com and click on the STOP GIVING BRIBES icon and write in their complaints. All complaints will be kept confidential as we believe that in order to root out corruption it must be done strategically and people need to voice their grievances.