Government officials in Kerala to be trained on how to prevent corruption under a panel guided by Jacob Thomas IPS, a DGP ranked officer. Former Food Safety Commissioner Anupama and IAS officer, Prashant Nair to lead the panel.
In a bid to make Kerala corruption-free, Dr Jacob Thomas has proposed a scheme to train government officers to be vigilant against corruption. Government officials joining office post public services exams will be trained t remain vigilant against corruption, prevent corruption and nepotism and be made aware of punishment for corruption. IAS officer and former collector Prashant Nair and former Food Safety Commissioner Anupama will head the trainers.
This would be a first of its kind anti corruption move in the country. Close to 32,000 government officials will be trained each year. The Vigilance panel will reimburse food and travel expenses borne by officer taking part in the anti-corruption training that focuses on good governance.