Parliament is going to introduce a Bill wherein besides who give bribe, the one who accepts bribe would also be held responsible: CM 1-05-2015
Chandigarh May 1: To fulfill its commitment of zero tolerance against corruption and graft-free government, the present State Government has conducted investigation into 39 cases of corruption in which 16 officials have been found guilty. Apart from this the government has also entrusted investigation into 30 new cases of corruption to Haryana State Vigilance Bureau and recommended recovery of Rs 15.11 lakh in different cases. The Chief Minister who was addressing the media persons on the completion of six months of the present BJP Government in the State here today said that the prominent among the 30 cases handed over to the Bureau for investigation included Kaushalya Dam, HCS recruitment, Ambala NAREGA Scam and the scam of 8012 square yards land in NIT Faridabad. While calling for people’s support in Government’s initiatives to completely root out corruption, he said that both offering and accepting bribe are wrong and all those who take or give bribe are the perpetrators of corruption. It is a matter of happiness that the parliament is going to introduce a Bill wherein besides who give bribe, the one who accepts bribe would also be held responsible. He said that Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has been made more effective to keep a check on the corrupt practices in the government machinery. Efforts were also being made to make the Bureau modernized and in this direction, helpline number 1064 has been started. He said that action is taken within 24 hours after registration of complaint on this helpline number. Terming the previous Congress Government as the government of CLU and License, Mr Manohar Lal said that though it is necessary to release CLU and Licenses to undertake development, but it should be given in a transparent manner.