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Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCCs)

Why CCC's?

CCCs work as community watchdog groups to deter and fight corruption and promote good governance by demanding enhanced transparency and accountability of service delivery institutions/agencies so that people are not subjected to undue and unnecessary harassment or made to bear additional costs for services. Through CCC activities TIB expects the following:

  1. People are more aware about their rights as well as corruption and governance issues and they are committed to participate in the anti-corruption activities;
  2. Fairness and quality is ensured in service delivery by local level public, private and non-governmental sectors;
  3. An accountability process is developed to improve the quality of services through "Report Cards" on service delivery of selected local-level institutions prepared by CCCs, and through local level monitoring, lobbying and advocacy;
  4. Demand for accountability, transparency, and good governance at local levels is substantially increased through various forms of campaigns and advocacy work; 
  5. Corruption is hated by the people and those involved in corruption are not only socially embarrassed but also motivated to stop being part of corruption; and 
  6. Local officials are aware and motivated to transform their respective organizations into "islands of integrity", where all operations and transactions shall be seen as being totally fair, transparent and in keeping with the laws and regulations.

Objectives

The long term objective of the CCC movement is to establish accountable governance in Bangladesh at local level through greater transparency in public, semi-public,non-profit and private sector transactions and leading to gender sensitive and sustainable poverty reduction.

The immediate objective of CCCs is to function as community watchdog forums for creating anti-corruption awareness and mobilizing citizens for participation in various anti-corruption initiatives.

 

CCC Membership Criteria

Essential criteria

S/he should be:

  • A person of high integrity and honesty;
  • A transparent person having no known Skeletons in the cupboard;
  • Widely respected, locally influential and acceptable to all;
  • Active and interested to work voluntarily;
  • A person who shares the vision, mission, values and objectives of TIB and is committed to TIB Code of Ethics;
  • A permanent citizen of Bangladesh and resident of the CCC area;
  • Involved in bona fide legal activities;
  • Income tax payer (with TIN if applicable) with legal income from a known source; and
  • Conscious, enlightened, tolerant, proactive, patriotic and optimistic.

S/he should not be:

  • A person with any record of involvement in corruption;
  • An un-discharged insolvent;
  • Convicted of a criminal offense involving moral turpitude, declared by a competent court to be of unsound mind;
  • A public servant enjoying any special status granted by law enabling participation in the conduct of and management of a legal entity;
  • Actively involved in party politics;
  • Guilty of any default of any public dues determined by a court of law;
  • Less than 30 years nor more than 70 years of age; and Immediate family member of the executive director of TIB and any other full-time member of the TIB staff.