Bihar: Public servants must submit assets details

The Nitish Kr govt decided to treat as "serious misconduct" for public servants not submitting their details of property within the stipulated time.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 22:43 PM IST

Patna: The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday
decided to treat as "serious misconduct" for public servants
not submitting their details of property within the stipulated
time frame every year and warned of taking disciplinary action
against erring officials.

The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting
which gave its nod to the proposed amendments to Bihar Public
Servant conduct code 1976.

The amendment made it compulsory for public servants to
submit details of their property every year within the
stipulated time failing which it would be treated as serious
misconduct and disciplinary action would be taken against the
guilty public servants.

The state government has recently withheld salaries of
several employees who did not submit details of their
property.

Principal Secretary of Cabinet Secretariat Ravikant
said the state government also decided that now onwards the
state employees were free to make such information public
which had been permitted under the rights to information act.

"It has been done to ensure that the official information
are made available to the common citizen in a transparent and
right way," he said.

The meeting also sanctioned R 81.05 crore for purchasing
equipment and modernisation of police for anti-Naxal
offensive, Ravikant said.

The fund would be used for purchasing 51 anti-landmine
vehicles, 95 bullet proof gypsies, 50 military transport
vehicles and hundred general military transport vehicles.

PTI