Lokpal not needed: Omar

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 23:17

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Thursday said there was no need for special laws
like Lokpal as the state already had such provisions.

"What Anna Hazare is demanding today, our state has
already enacted such laws long back," he told a public
meeting in Ganderbal district.

Jammu and Kashmir was the first state in the country
which had implemented the Public Services Guarantee Act, Omar
said.

Many departments including Revenue, Transport, Housing,
Power, Department of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
and Public Health Engineering were brought under its ambit, he
said.

"In case, the officers of these departments fail to
provide service to the people in a time-bound manner, they
become liable to cash penalties which will be deducted from
their salaries," the Chief Minister said.

The Accountability Commission was also functioning in the
state, he said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 23:17

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