ACC re­ceived 65 com­plaints in the third quar­ter of the year 2014-2015

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The Anti Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion had re­ceived a to­tal of 65 com­plaints in the third quar­ter of the year that is from July to Septem­ber months this year.

In com­par­i­son to the sec­ond quar­terly re­port, the num­bers of com­plaints have dropped sig­nif­i­cantly by about 54 com­plaints, which is by 45.38 per­cent­ages. Ac­cord­ing to the third quar­terly sta­tis­ti­cal re­port 2014-2015, it states that the drop may be due to the tem­po­rary un­avail­abil­ity of re­port­ing cor­rup­tion com­plaints through the anti cor­rup­tion com­mis­sion (ACC) web­site. The other rea­son could be the en­gage­ment of the Com­plaint Man­age­ment Sec­tion staff in the in­house ca­pac­ity build­ing in Septem­ber dur­ing which com­plaints could not be regis­tered in the sys­tem.

The re­port states that in this quar­ter, the Com­mis­sion has re­ceived the high­est com­plaints from Thimphu with six­teen, fol­lowed by Da­gana with seven and Sarpang Dzongkhags with six com­plaints. While, the Com­mis­sion didn’t re­ceives any com­plaint from Lhuntse and Gasa Dzongkhags.

The com­mis­sion re­ceived the com­plaints through var­i­ous mode of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. For in­stance, com­plaint re­ceives through ACC’s web­site; through fax; by post; through tele­phone and through walk in. While, the Com­mis­sion re­ceived the high­est com­plaints by post with 30 com­plaints and the least by tele­phone with only one com­plaint for this quar­ter. But through fax, com­mis­sion re­ceived the com­plaints with ten and through walk in, it re­ceived with 19 com­plaints which make the sec­ond high­est com­plaints for this quar­ter, states the re­port.

The re­port also states that, the com­mis­sion saw the high­est com­plaints through ACC’s web­site last quar­ter, but in this quar­ter Com­mis­sion re­ceived the com­plaints through ACC’s web­site with only five com­plaints.

While, against the agen­cies, lo­cal gov­ern­ment is the high­est with 25 com­plaints. It was the high­est in last quar­terly re­port as well. This could be due to more power and funds with greater de­cen­tral­iza­tion and while the com­mis­sion didn’t re­ceived any com­plaint from Leg­is­la­tion, Min­istry of Fi­nance, Min­istry of Home and Cul­ture Af­fairs, Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Min­istry of Works and Hu­man Set­tle­ment for this quar­ter, states the re­port.

The re­port also found out the types of cor­rup­tion that ex­ist in the coun­try, amongst all types of cor­rup­tion, the max­i­mum com­plaints are on from the abuse of func­tion with 25 com­plaints, em­bez­zle­ment sec­ond with 10 com­plaints and least on bribery with one com­plaint.

Be­sides that, the re­port also found out that the high­est num­ber of com­plaints was 17, which ac­counts for 26.15 per­cent which was on re­sources that is funds and prop­erty as this is the most vul­ner­a­ble area for abuse.

And the ac­tions on com­plaints are clas­si­fied into In­ves­ti­gate, Dis­creet In­quiry, Share with Agen­cies and Drop / Data­base. In the ‘Share’ cat­e­gory, there are two types, shar­ing of com­plaints with agen­cies ei­ther for sen­si­ti­za­tion or ac­tion, states the re­port.

While, 37 com­plaints are qual­i­fied for share out of which 9 were shared with rel­e­vant agen­cies for sen­si­ti­za­tion, 21 com­plaints were dropped, five kept for dis­creet in­quiry and two qual­i­fied for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Mean­while, dur­ing this re­port­ing pe­riod, the Com­mis­sion has re­ceived more known com­plaints with 43 and un­known with 22. It sig­ni­fies that peo­ple’s aware­ness on re­port­ing com­plaints and con­fi­dence in ACC.

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