Manohar Lal Khattar equates corruption to cancer

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday equated corruption menace to cancer and said the BJP government is committed to eradicate the scourge.

PTI| Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday equated corruption menace to cancer and said the BJP government is committed to eradicate the scourge.

Khattar said that providing a corruption free government is among the top priorities of the state government.

"For this, there is a need to remove the sense of lust for money, power and property from the mind of people having vested interests," he said presiding over a meeting of senior police and district civil administration officers at Sirsa.

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described himself as 'Pradhan Sewak' and added "we should also work with the same spirit to serve the masses."

Khattar said that the state government is committed towards the upliftment of weaker and deprived sections of the society and asked the officers to ensure that the benefit of various welfare schemes reaches at the grass root level.

He exhorted the officers to implement the schemes and programmes of the government in letter and spirit, according to an official release here.

He also directed the officers to upload information pertaining to the department online so that people could come to know about the functioning of the government.

While underlining the importance of common man in the development process, the Chief Minister directed the officers to timely hold the meeting of Gram sabhas.

"The government wants to bring about a change in the system through the active involvement of Gram sabhas," he added.

He said that issues of public interest should be taken up in the meeting.

"We are committed to provide a transparent administration to the people... There will be no difference between what we have done and what we have committed," he said.

Khattar also directed the concerned officers to ensure that all the eligible beneficiaries of various social security pensions including the old age allowance in the Sirsa district have their bank accounts by December 31, 2014 and for this besides department, additional machinery should also be pressed into service.

At present there were over 1.37 lakh beneficiaries of various social security pensions in the district.

On the power issue, he said that the state government is coming up with a policy under which incentives would be given to those consumers who pay their electricity bills on time while the defaulters would be punished.