Zero tolerance against corruption: Jharkhand governor
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Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2010, 18:36
Ranchi: In the backdrop of graft charges against several former ministers, the Jharkhand government today pledged zero tolerance against corruption and announced strengthening of the state vigilance system.

"I emphasise that my government will adopt the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption," Governor K Sankaranarayanan said while addressing the Assembly here.

Asserting that corruption would not be tolerated in any way, he said the vigilance system would further be strengthened so that it could function in a more effective way.

Stressing that the new government would provide constructive leadership to the state with political stability, the governor said it would work with care and promptness to provide a clean, transparent and sensitive administration. "My government will work with the commitment to meet the expectations of the people to provide them a society free from fear, hunger and exploitation."

During the day, Independent MLA Harinarayan Rai, in judicial custody for over three months in a disproportionate assets case being probed by the state Vigilance Bureau, took oath as a member of the house.

J'harkhand Party (Ekka) MLA Enos Ekka and Marxist Coordination Committee MLA Arup Chatterjee are still to take the oath.

"...our goal is to establish a system of administration absolutely free from corruption. Public servants would be made fully accountable for their duties," the governor said.


First Published: Friday, January 08, 2010, 18:36

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