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Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Village Integrated Monitoring Software (VIMS), aimed at bringing transparency in development work at rural level, was rolled out today in Kurukshetra district of Haryana.

VIMS, which has been developed by District Informatics Centre, would ensure transparency in the development works and utilisation of funds, proper implementation of projects and their timely completion, said an official spokesman.

Moreover, it will also help in easy evaluation of responsibility and accountability from Junior Engineer to Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) level, he added.

This software would not only minimise the paper work but also the BDPO and bank officers would get complete picture of block and village wise schemes with just a click of button, he said.

With the help of this software, the utilisation certificate, inspection certificate and report of completion certificate could be seen anytime, he added. ==================

Chandigarh: Punjab State Vigilance Bureau today nabbed a police inspector and a constable posted with the Excise department while they were allegedly accepting bribe.

The Bureau caught inspector Ranjit Singh, and constable Hardip Singh, posted in Excise department district Jalandhar, for demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant Jinderpal of village Palliwali, Nakodar.

The duo had allegedly been demanding a bribe of Rs 5,000 for not going ahead with registration of a false case against him under the Excise Act, official release said. =================


Chandigarh: The Punjab government has issued instructions to all the departments to furnish data pertaining to monthly deduction of contributory pension fund (CPF), dearness allowance (DA) and other arrears of IAS/PCS officers.

The departmental heads have been told to submit the deduction data of the officers appointed on or after January 1, 2004 from the date of their joining till March 31, 2011, as most of the departments have yet not furnished the required information, an official release said.

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First Published: Tue, March 26 2013. 20:05 IST
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