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The Maharashtra government has announced a scheme to reward “informers” who give information about corrupt government employees. The Senior BJP leader Om Prakash Sharma said that the government has decided to make use of informers to weed out corruption and to locate the wealth amassed by the government employees.

A Government Resolution (GR) had issued on 4th November 2008 which stated those informers who provide information about the unaccounted property of government and semi-government employees would be given substantial amount as reward. The resolution also said that such a move will definitely help in keeping corruption under check.

According to GR, Rs 2 lakh will be rewarded to those who provide information about the disproportionate assets worth more than Rs 5 crore owned by public employees. The reward will be Rs 1 lakh for assets between Rs 1 to 5 crore.  The rewards are Rs 50,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 10,000 for assets worth Rs 50 lakh to 1 crore, Rs 25 to 50 lakh and up to Rs 25 lakh respectively.

The Home Department stated that those who are interested in providing information about corrupted officers could contact the Director General – Anti Corruption Bureau. The name and identification of informer would be kept secret and protection will also be provided.

Reward for informer from Maharashtra government
Originally published on: All India Today

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