PRIME MINISTER WILL INAUGURATE THE 18th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF CBI AND STATE ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAUX ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011.

Press Release
New Delhi , 19-10-2011

The Prime Minister, Dr.Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 18th Biennial Conference of the Central Bureau of Investigation and State Anti-Corruption Bureaux (ACBx) on 21st October, 2011. The Prime Minister will also present the President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service to CBI Officers. Minister of State for Personnel Shri V. Narayanasamy will preside over the Valedictory Session of the conference on 22nd October, and will present Police Medals for Meritorious Service to CBI Officers during the Valedictory Session.

The two-day Conference, hosted by the CBI, aims at strengthening the anti-corruption mechanism in the country. The Heads of Anti- Corruption Bureaux / Vigilance agencies from the States and Union Territories, and, CBI officers will deliberate upon the emerging challenges and response in tackling the menace of corruption. Another area on which this conference will be focusing is Preventive Vigilance. The Conference will have seven Sessions during which several presentations & discussions on the subjects of topical interest would be made. Apart from an appraisal of Anti-Corruption Apparatus in the country, other issues to be deliberated upon include: Combating Corruption for Economic Development, Attachment & Forfeiture of Property, Challenges in investigation of Dispropotionate Assets cases, Need for strengthening state anti-corruption machinery and Lokayukta models in some states.

It is expected that this conference will yield positive results in the area of training officers and sharing of best practices with regard to anti-corruption investigation.

The joint conference between CBI and the States / Union Territories Anti-Corruption Bureaux was first organized in 1961 with an intent to provide all the investigating agencies of the country engaged in the task of fighting corruption, a common platform to share information, discuss issues of common interest and evolve strategies to combat corruption. This is the 18th Biennial Conference in this sequence.

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