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Technology Helping Anti-Corruption Department to Improve its Efficiency

by Jawad Ali

LAHORE: An online Anti-Corruption Case Management System (ACCMS) has been helping Punjab province’s Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) vis-à-vis speedy decisions on pending cases.

Developed by the Punjab Information and Technology Board (PITB), the ACCMS is being effectively used to help improve efficiency of a core department of the provincial government. ACE Director General Anwar Rasheed has been encouraging his staff to use the electronic system in an effort to improve overall department performance.

According to the ACCMS data snapshot, out of all the ACE regions in Punjab, Lahore Division has the highest number of pending cases with 36.45 percent while Sargodha Division has the lowest with 2.79 percent. Sahiwal has 7.19 percent, Rawalpindi 4.58, Multan 5.48, Gujranwala 17.3, Faisalabad 11.51, D G Khan 3.82 and Bahawalpur 11.10 percent. The ratio of pending cases at Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Headquarters is only 1.84 percent.

The department officials say the online system helps them to improve their efficiency as every single action taken during an inquiry is updated in the system so that no one can give an excuse about the missing documents. “The system even gives details of hearing conducted by the Inquiry Officers during the course of investigation and inquiry,” says an official adding all the documents are also available online which can be checked by the officials concerned who have the access to the whole system.

ACE officials say if any inquiry officer attempts to change the documents it can be checked as the system keeps the old documents archive. Thus, it empowers the high-ups to take action against those officials who are doing something wrong in the ACE, they said adding that the incumbent Director General ACE was very keen to promote this system.

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