Transparency and smart economy, only way to fight corruption

Farhad Dejpasand, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, says the only way to fight corruption is transparency and the creation of electronic processes and smart economy.

Speaking at a meeting attended by the Head of the Inspection Organization of Iran, the Vice President, the Head of the State Administrative and Recruitment Organization, the Head of the Supreme Audit Court, and Deputy Ministers, Farhad Dejpasand said: In one survey, about 90% of respondents reported high levels of corruption in the country. However, only 13% of them were able to cite objective evidence. This suggests that the perception of corruption is far greater than it actually is.

He further stated that corruption burns roots, and said: If corruption is not suppressed properly, it becomes a practice.

The only way to fight corruption is transparency and the creation of a glass chamber, electronic processes and smart economy, the Minister noted, adding: If the glass chamber is formed, the environment would be transparent so that corruption would be unveiled spontaneously.

We should not hesitate for a moment in identifying corruption and addressing its external causes until the complete realization of electronic processes and smart economy, he stressed.

Stating that in the fight against corruption, forgiveness and mercy are meaningless, Dejpasand said: Ways of corruption must be identified and the corrupt must be punished in order to serve as an example to others.

In the end, the Minister of Economy noted that as carelessness and laziness are not allowed in this important matter, we should not be radical and discre