Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 18th Biennial Conference of the Central Bureau of Investigation and State Anti-Corruption Bureaux (ACBx) on October 21, 2011.
The PM will also present the President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service to CBI officers. Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy will preside over the valedictory session of the conference on October 22, and will present Police Medals for Meritorious Service to CBI officers.
The two-day Conference, hosted by the CBI, aims at strengthening the anti-corruption mechanism in the country.
The heads of Anti-Corruption Bureau/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 and 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 and forfeiture of property, challenges in investigation of disproportionate 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 was first organised in 1961 with 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.