DGP Jacob Thomas forms anti-corruption movement with prominent persons

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016,12:51 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | DGP ranked officer Jacob Thomas IPS has formed an anti-corruption movement called ‘Excel Kerala ’ with prominent personalities in various walks of life teaming up on its frontline.

A list of members of the Excelkerala team has been published on its website. They include film Directors Sathyan Anthicad, Lal Jose, Actor Sreenivasan, Writers Zacharia, Balachandran Chullikkad, Ashokan Cheruvil and Prof.M.N.Karassery, RTI activist Adv.D.B Binu and Adv.Jayasankar and Dr.N.R.Madhava Menon.

The theme of the movement is to ‘Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their form.’

‘Excel Kerala’ has an online discussion forum says this platform enables open exchange of information on governance, aimed at reaching the targets of prosperity and excellence envisioned in the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations. “Everyone interested and affected by governance is invited to post information on the above, which are expected to be picked up by Partners and Associates for research, debate, thematic studies and other follow up actions.”

A rebel police officer in Kerala, Do. Jacob Thomas has waged a vigorous campaign against corruption in the state and has been at the receiving end of multiple transfers.