Indore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said his government planned to
tackle the corruption throgh a legislation and introduction of
`lokseva kendra` (public service centres).
"I want to check the corruption in two ways: systematic
improvement in the bureaucracy, and a legislation which the MP
government got passed in the Assembly, for seizing the
unaccounted assets or property of the guilty within six months
of filing a case," Chouhan said at a gathering of Indore
Lokseva Kendra would be monitored through internet, CM
said, adding that officers of the kendra would have to reply
to people`s complaints within 15 days. Failure to reply in
time would lead to penalty and disciplinary action, he said.
The state government was also working on the e-payment
mode for paying contractors after verifying progress and
completion of the work through video conference, he said,
adding it would bring transparency.
MP Assembly had passed a bill on `seizure of income and
property disproportionate to known sources of income`, but it
is pending with the President for approval for one year. Under
the bill, a special court would be set up to deal with
corruption cases, which would pronounce judgements within a
year, Chouhan said.
"Corruption would be contained at all levels, let the
bill passed by MP Assembly be cleared by the President," he
said later, talking to the media.
Talking about development in Indore, Chouhan said not
only public-private partnership (PPP) for development was
necessary, but there was an urgent need to evolve a
self-contribution concept by rich businessman in cities
and villagers at the grass-root level.