Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that the state Cabinet has approved JK Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill 2014 and it will tabled in ongoing Session of the Assembly.
Replying to a question, state Finance Minister A R Rather said "State Cabinet recently approved J&K Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill 2014 which is being introduced in the current Session of the State Legislature to make anti-corruption laws more stringent".
The minister said that government has empowered seven Additional District Courts to deal with cases, falling under the JK PC Act, Samvat, 2006 for speeding up the trial in corruption related cases.
Rather has said that government has taken a number of steps to curb the menace of corruption and to bring transparency in the working of Government.
The finance minister said that State Vigilance Commission has been made functional by appointing a Chief Vigilance Commissioner and two Vigilance Commissioners and Government has notified the J&K State Vigilance Rules 2013 to fully enforce the provisions of the Act.
He said by enacting the Public Services Guarantee Act and adopting the Results Framework Document (RFD), the government has undertaken two significant good governance initiatives, aimed at providing a mechanism for the timely delivery of public services and ensuring transparency and efficiency in the Government Departments.