After implementing a host of transparency measures at CIDCO to curb corruption, managing director Sanjay Bhatia has taken another step to improve accountability in the delivery of services. CIDCO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Transparency International India (TII) for good and citizen-centric governance. “As part of this initiative now all the works, which are over Rs5 crore, will be monitored by Transparency International and it will also conduct a survey every year to determine the level of corruption in the corporation,” informed Bhatia.
He added that as per the MoU, TII will impart training to 30 staff on public procurement and integrity pact. It will also provide training to 54 vendors of CIDCO. There will be two trainings per year in Navi Mumbai. It will also conduct vendors perception survey once a year. The survey will be conducted as per the list of vendors provided by the CIDCO. TII will also conduct two-tender analysis study per year of all the tenders floated by CIDCO in which integrity pact was a pre-tender qualification, said Bhatia.
“The MoU with TII will reduce the high cost and the distortionary impact of corruption on public procurement,” he added. After signing the MoU, CIDCO is the second public sector undertaking to adopt integrity pact. CIDCO MD Sanjay Bhatia has introduced a host of transparency measures in the planning authority, which was once notorious for being the most corrupt agency in the state. From installation of CCTVs in different departments to introducing a single window system, from regulating visiting hours to meeting officers to bring in an inspector general-level officer and forming vigilance cell are some of the measures taken by Bhatia to curb corruption in the CIDCO