Lok Ayukta Santosh Hegde's recent comment on extent of
corruption by government officials was alarming and the
government would take a "stern stand" against corruption,
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said.
He said a retired judge of the high court would probe the
allegations of corruption in purchase of coal by state-run
Karnataka Power Corporation Limited from 2002.
The Chief Minister said before his government assumed the
office last year, a private firm was given a contract of Rs
500 crore every year for "washing" of coal alone, resulting in
an estimated loss of Rs 3,500 crore to the state.
Commenting on the power scenario, he said the state has
opportunities for an additional generation capacity of 20,000
mw in the next few years.
Expressing concern over sections of people holding more
than one BPL (below poverty line) rations cards, Yeddyurappa
said criminal case would be slapped against them.
He said a comprehensive inquiry would be conducted by the
Lok Ayukta to look into irregularities in this regard.
Bangalore: Karnataka would amend the civil
service rules to make "lazy, irresponsible and corrupt" IAS
and IPS officers "forcibly" opt for compulsory voluntary
retirement scheme, the Legislative Assembly was informed
First Published: Monday, September 14, 2009, 20:15