Gov’t Unveils Anti-Corruption Road Map
Gov’t Unveils Anti-Corruption Road Map
President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday disseminated a road map of principles and measures to combat corruption in the administrative and economic sectors.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday disseminated a road map of principles and measures to combat corruption in the administrative and economic sectors.

In comments at a meeting of the cabinet on Wednesday, Raisi said a specialized task force has prepared instructions on the duties of various organizations to prevent and combat corruption.

He unveiled the ‘National Road Map to Preventing and Combatting Administrative and Economic Corruption’, which has 12 main principles.

The president explained that one of his administration’s top priorities is to tackle and root out corruption by detecting the main grounds causing corruption in different administrative sectors.

He also reminded the government managers of their duty to fight corruption in order to reduce the number of cases being dealt with by the Judiciary.

The national road map includes 12 main clauses relating to various issues such as creating transparency, management of conflict of interests, public supervision, meritocracy procedures, and promoting electronic administrative services.

In remarks after endorsing Raisi as the eighth president of Iran in early August, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei referred to the president’s statements and his frequent insistence on revolutionary values such as justice and fighting corruption, noting that such insistence was being made on the right path.

The Leader also advised the president to continue this path, described the Raisi’s slogan as being a popular slogan, and asked him to not abandon it.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, the President stressed the need to use the capacity of digital technologies and cyberspace in the growth and excellence of the country and said, “With proper policy and careful planning, we can provide the people with familiarity and proper use of cyberspace capacities and even prevent social harms”.

Speaking in the first meeting of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace in the 13th government, Raisi referred to the impact of cyberspace in all aspects of people’s lives, and said, “The requirement for proper use of cyberspace capacity is full knowledge and familiarity with the it, and if we look at cyberspace accurately and correctly, a fundamental change will take place in the country”.

The president stressed that the measures taken are still far from the goals of the formation of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, adding, “We will try to use the views of experts and thinkers active in this field, to be able to use this technology properly for people’s welfare”.

Raisi described the digital atmosphere and cyberspace to have a high capacity for economic transformation and noted, “With the self-confidence of the country’s young people, we can increase Iran’s cyber power and use this secure space for the benefit of the people”.

The president also emphasized on the implementation of the resolutions of the council.

The president also instructed the Ministries of Education and Communication and Information Technology and the National Cyberspace Centre to finalize the cyberspace education framework and submit it to the Supreme Council, because of the approach of the new academic year.