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Mizoram yet to constitute SVC

Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla, said that the state government was yet to constitute State Vigilance Commission, mainly due to financial constraints.



Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Thursday said that the state government was yet to constitute State Vigilance Commission (SVC), mainly due to
financial constraints.

Replying to a question by B. Lalthlengliana of the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) Lal Thanhawla told the state assembly that though constitution of SVC was promised by the Congress party in its election manifesto during the 2008 state assembly polls, it was yet to be implemented.

The chief minister said that the state government was also waiting for the outcome of the proposed Lok Pal bill, to be introduced soon in the Parliament.

He also said that the state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been strengthened and the chief of the ACB has been upgraded from SP to Director and appointed an officer holding the rank of IGP.

"We feel that SVC might delay prosecution processes of those indicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act," he said adding that general consent on employing the services of the CBI was decided and the premier investigation agency could
be called in at any time.

The opposition parties have been accusing the government of refusing to make attempts to uproot corruption by delaying the formation of the SVC.

PTI

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