Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan while speaking at the 177th annual general meeting of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry on June 7, released the 'Self-Audit Guidelines of Whistle Blower Policy' with an aim to diminish and eradicate corruption from within the society.

Stressing the need for good governance, Chavan asked to abolish corruption in public life and corporate sector for the progress of the nation.

Chavan unveiled the draft whistle blower policy for creating a debate and a resolution on the issue so that the business houses, other organizations as well as individuals can adapt the policy to reduce corruption within the nation.

Uday Khanna, chairman of Lafarge and the outgoing president of Bombay Chamber, spoke on the chamber's efforts towards its thrust areas including bringing in good governance within the corporate sector.

All the constituent members of Bombay Chamber were urged to agree to pursue the draft whistle blower policy and practice it in their daily lives. The members requested the Chief Minister, that he, in his capacity of being the head of the state, should help propagate this message all over the state for eradication of corruption.

Supporting the Chief Minister on the draft policy, Khanna said, "Better governance can improve our GDP by almost around 2 percentage points. We could catch up with China's growth rate just by improving our governance and ethical conduct," he said.

(Agencies)

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