New Delhi -The Central Bureau of Investigation's three-day international conference on "evolving common strategies to combat corruption and crime" starting on Monday will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manomohan Singh who will release a special commemorative stamp on this occasion. The Prime Minister will also present the President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service to six CBI Officers for their outstanding performance. After the inauguration by the Prime Minister on Monday, Law Minister and Minister of Communication and Information Technology Kapil Sibal will also deliberate on the theme of the Conference.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram will also address the gathering on Tuesday morning on the subject "Building a criminal justice system to deal with financial crisis". The conference will also be addressed by National Security Adviser Shiv Shanker Menon and Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy who would reside over the Valedictory Session of the Conference on Wednesday, and will present Police Medals for Meritorious Service to CBI Officers. Wim van Geloven, Director Netherlands Forensic Institute, Netherlands will make a special presentation for the delegates. This conference of senior officers of anti-corruption and vigilance agencies in the country was first organised by the CBI in 1961 with an aim to provide all the investigating agencies of the country engaged in the task of fighting corruption a common platform to share information, discuss issues of common interest and evolve strategies to combat corruption. This is the 20th Conference in this sequence.