Strong measures taken against corruption: Bihar CM
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 21:35
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the Bihar government have taken a slew of measures to root out corruption from the state.

A strong Lokayukta will be set up in Bihar bringing the Chief Minister and the ministers under its purview to ensure transparency and probity in public life, Kumar told a visiting 15-member women journalists team under the banner of the South Asian Women of India (SAWM).

The state government has enacted a special courts act for speedy trial of the tainted public servants whose properties will be seized and schools set up there, he said.

The process for setting up schools in the properties of the convicted corrupt officials has already started and many more properties will be seized in due course of time, Kumar said.

In addition, he said the declaration of properties and assets of public servants from the Chief Minister to the Class III employees have been made mandatory since last year with provision for their annual update and the information has been uploaded on the website for scrutiny by the people.

He also apprised the visiting women journalist about the other measures taken by the state government to provide good governance and said that the Right to Service Act has been implemented to provide a time-bound service to the people.


First Published: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 21:35

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