Nitish for inclusion of PM in Lokpal Bill ambit
Nitish Kumar said his NDA government has already incorporated a number of demands made in the Jan Lokpal bil.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he was personally for including the prime minister in the ambit of the proposed Lokpal Bill and he would bring the chief minister under the Lokayukta that will be in place in the state soon.
"It is possible that the Lokpal may not root out corruption, but at the same time it will create a fear among the people against taking gratification," he told the function for the 10th anniversary of Manavadhikar Sanrankshan Pratisthan set up by former chief minister Jagannath Mishra.
Detractors of the Lokpal bill should see `the writing on wall` in the context of the massive public support to Anna Hazare-led civil society movement, he said.
The people of the country have made up their mind not to tolerate corruption in public life anymore and their view should be heeded by enacting a strong Lokpal bill at the earliest.
Kumar said his NDA government has already incorporated a number of demands made in the Jan Lokpal bill like the citizens charter and said implementation of the Right to Service Act, 2011, in Bihar has streamlined delivery system under which the people can get services from the public authorities within a time frame.
It now proposes to launch electronic delivery system in which the people can submit applications for various services online and receive them through the same means.
He said it was satisfying that his government`s bid for transparency was being emulated by other states and the country and cited the example of mandatory annual declaration of assets by ministers and government employees.