Dehra Dun: Strengthening Lokayukta`s office
and bringing the Chief Minister under its ambit besides
setting up of a department for corruption eradication are
among major decisions taken by the B C Khanduri government in
Uttarakhand which completed one month in office on Tuesday.
76-year-old Khanduri was sworn in as sixth chief minister
of Uttarakhand on September 11 after BJP decided to remove
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to salvage its sagging image in the
poll-bound hill state following corruption charges and
Khanduri, in his second innings at the chief minister, has
taken several steps for ensuring good governance and clean,
transparent and accountable administration in the state, said
an official release here.
The government has decided to strengthen the office of
Lokayukta and bring the Chief Minister under its ambit, it
A department of good governance, corruption eradication
and public service has been set up to fight corruption.
All the ministers and IAS and IPS officials have been
directed to declare their assets by October 15, it said.
Right to Public Service Act has been passed to provide
ration cards, revenue records, birth ahd death certificates
and driving licence within a specified time frame, the release
An Act has been passed to confiscate properties of public
servants earned through illegal and unfair means and utilise
them in public interest. Under the Act, special courts would
be set up to deal with the matter.
In order to make the process of transfer of government
employees fair and transparent, a law has been formulated
replacing the previous transfer policy.