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Govt move to tackle corruption

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 3 - In a move to bring in transparency and weed out corrupt practices in governance, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked Chief Secretary to prepare modalities for a legislation to assess property of the ministers, MLAs, government officers, and ex-ministers, ex-MLAs and retired officers.

In a statement the Chief Minister said, �The new legislation will add more teeth to weed out corrupt practices and will recommend stringent action like confiscation of property if property disproportionate to their known sources of income is found.� Sonowal also directed that a system should be put in place where in all grade-I and grade-II officers of the State Government will have to submit their property return (immovable) within December 31. Officers of the public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies will also come within the ambit of the new system.

All grade-I and grade-II officers will have to submit their property return up to June 30 by August 31, 2016. Officers failing to comply with the new rules will invite stringent action like denial of timely promotion, bank loan, passport, etc.

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