Jharkhand to frame stringent anti-corruption law

While a nationwide debate is going on to table Lokpal bill in Parliament, Jharkhand govt is set to introduce such a bill in the next Assembly session.

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2011, 19:08 PM IST

Jamshedpur: While a nationwide debate is
going on to table an effective anti-graft Lokpal bill in
Parliament, Jharkhand government is set to introduce such a
bill in the next Assembly session to weed out corruption.

The state`s Chief Minister, Arjun Munda on Wednesday told
reporters that the stringent law, apart from providing
efficient anti-corruption measures, would put the chief
minister under its ambit.

"We are considering to bring a law to eradicate
corruption and a bill will be tabled in this regard in the
next session of Assembly," Munda said at a press conference
here.
He said the law would provide for seizure of property of
the accused and loss of jobs for government employees who are
found involved in graft.

"We have initiated steps in this connection and are
discussing the legal aspect as well as the quantum of
punishment to be incorporated in the proposed law," he said.
PTI