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Centre looks to trim discretionary powers of FCI officials after CBI raids

The whistle-blower policy of FCI is widely disseminated and publicised so that more people come forward to reveal wrong-doing, he said.

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Concerned by the recent raids of the Central Bureau of Intelligence on Food Corporation of India’s (FCI’s) officials, the Central government is looking at reducing the discretionary powers of the corporation’s field officers and increasing automation at various points.
 
“We are not only taking action against the erring officials but also trying to address systemic issues by reducing discretionary powers of field officers,” Food Secretary Sanjeev Chopra told reporters on Thursday.
 
The whistle-blower policy of FCI is widely disseminated and publicised so that more people come forward to reveal wrong-doing, he said.
 
To ensure that field officials don’t have the powers to physically

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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 10:15 PM IST

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