He said the focus of his government was on providing system-based and policy-driven governance. "A governance structure that is sensitive, transparent and accountable," he said.

Speaking at the Sixth Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery being hosted by the CBI, the Prime Minister said corruption is one of the 'principle challenges' for government's across the world in transforming the lives of poor and maginalised.

"We in India are currently in a crucial phase of nation building. Our mission is to build a prosperous India. An India where our farmers are capable, our workers satisfied, our women empowered and our youth self-reliant. This is not an impossible mission. However, to achieve this objective, it is essential to fight relentlessly against corruption. India stands committed in its fight against corruption," he cited.

Highlighting the achievements of his government in tackling the menace of corruption in bureaucracy, the Prime Minister said several steps have been taken to make the bureaucracy more efficient, performance-oriented and accountable.

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