Vigilance to launch 'Kerala Anti-Corruption Index'

Thiruvananthapuram: In a first of its kind in the country, an Anti Corruption Index will soon be launched in Kerala in tandem with the CPI(M)-led LDF government's policy of 'zero tolerance to corruption'.

Kerala Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau is implementing the programme to measure the level of corruption on a monthly basis in the state.

Titled Kerala Anti-corruption Index (KAI), the initiative will have a set of proxy indicators to measure the graphs of corruption in all spheres of society.

The agency will also launch a series of mobile applications with the objective of empowering people under its programme of capacity building to deal with corruption in the everyday life.

Explaining the initiative, VACB director and DGP Jacob Thomas said the objective is to evolve a "durable and sustainable" mechanism to check corruption, which is possible only by sensitising and empowering general public.