Patna: Announcing that the institution of
Lokayukta would be made "stronger and more effective" in
Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he would take
effective measures to root out corruption at all levels.
"Corruption has emerged as a major burning issue before
the country... The institution of Lokayukta is being made
stronger and more effective... I will take all-possible
effective steps to root out the illness of corruption in Bihar
at all levels with people`s help," he said.
Unfurling the tricolour on the occasion of the 65th
Independence Day, the Chief Minister said he had waged a war
against corruption and toned up the administration.
In a bid to root out corruption, the Chief Minister said
the state government decided that he and his cabinet
colleagues should make their assets public.
"Apart from this, we also decided that the public
servants from Class I to Class III will also follow the suit
and the details will be placed on the government websites...
They are required to declare their properties by February 28
every year," he said.
Kumar said the state government had already enacted a
legislation which provides for confiscation of properties of
corrupt public servants.
"The state government has also set up six special courts
to ensure expeditious disposal of such cases within a
specified time-frame," Kumar said.