Zero tolerance to corruption: Governor

Last Updated: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 18:33

Ranchi: Jharkhand government will have a
zero tolerance towards corruption and it has been decided to
set up special vigilance courts and vigilance cells to deal
with corrupt practices, Governor MOH Farook said on Monday.

"This government will have a zero tolerance towards
corruption. Corrupt practices will not be tolerated in any
form," Farook said in his opening address to the budget
session of the state assembly here.

"Vigilance machinery and infrastructure have been
adequately and effectively strengthened and it has been
decided to set up Special Vigilance Courts and Vigilance Cells
at divisional level for implementing the anti-corruption
programme," he added.

The government would ensure the guilty would not get
escaped while the honest and efficient officials did not get
harassed unnecessarily, the Governor assured the House.

Stating that holistic development was possible with
good governance, he said the government was committed to
deliver an efficient, transparent and people-friendly
administration.

A law was being prepared to guarantee delivery of
services to the people, fixing accountability on functionaries
responsible for the mechanism, Farook added.

The government, Farook said, would fill-up posts after
making an assessment of exact number of vacancies across the
government establishment to strengthen public deliverance
system.

Stating that the state had paid a heavy price for the
political instability and fractured mandates during the last
decade, Farook said fractured mandate put larger collective
responsibility on the legislature.

"This is the responsibility on the legislature that it
makes all the efforts to develop the state as per the dreams
and aspirations of the people with which the state has been
created a decade ago," the governor said.

He emphasised that democratic system worked on liberal
spirit, mutual understanding, coordination and cooperation.

"It is for all, to work for uplift of all....there is
no specific place for personal or party interest. We have to
be aware and alert about our role and responsibility towards
the people in the democratic system," Farook advised.

On the farming sector, he said the government had been
providing high yielding seeds to the farmers at a subsidised
rate up to 75 per cent and thereby trying hard to enhance the
seed replacement ratio to 33 per cent.

A total of 23 seed villages have been established and
24 seed processing units have been setup to improve
agriculture produce, he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 18:33

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