ACC okays RTI policy | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 10, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 10, 2011

ACC okays RTI policy

To disseminate info every month

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) from now on will disseminate information on its activities once in every month under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
“The Anti-Corruption Commission has approved a policy to disseminate information. In light of the policy, the commission would brief media about its activities in the second week of every month,” said ACC Director General (admin and establishment) Farrukh Ahmad at a press briefing yesterday.
“Free flow of information ensures transparency and accountability. That's why the ACC has finalised the policy under RTI,” Farrukh added.
The briefing was held at the ACC headquarters in the capital.
In the first five months of this year, the ACC has selected 278 allegations for investigation out of 3176 filed with the commission.
During the same period last year, the commission accepted 106 allegations out of 3052 filed for investigation, the DG said.
The commission also approved filing of 108 cases accusing 179 people on charges of amassing wealth beyond known sources of income, non-submission of wealth statement and money laundering in the first five months of this year. Of the accused, 136 were government officials, he said.
A total of 71 notices have been issued during the period asking individuals to submit their wealth statement.
As part of corruption prevention effort, the ACC has formed “Sotota Shangha” in 4,985 educational institutions and distributed anti-corruption books to 2.5 lakh mosques countrywide to read those before Khutba, the DG added.

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