The Haryana Government is sticking to the policy of zero tolerance to put a check on corruption in the state
Chandigarh, November 30–The Haryana Government is sticking to the
policy of zero tolerance to put a check on corruption in the state,
and the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has so far registered 226
cases, including 173 cases under the Criminal Penal Code. As many as
119 cases are under trial in various courts while 77 cases are being
The Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, gave this
information on behalf of the Chief Minister and Leader of the House,
Mr Manohar Lal, while answering a question raised by MLA Gian Chand
Gupta during the question hour on the first day of the winter session
of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, here today.
He apprised the House of the various initiatives taken to
provide a transparent and corruption-free environment to the people of
the state. Uunder the steps taken in this regard, interviews for
recruitment to various posts now carry a maximum of 12 per cent marks
to bring about transparency in government recruitment.
e-Registration in tehsils and sub-tehsils, allotment of liquor vends
through e-Auctions, ‘C’ Form to registered dealers under Value Added
Tax (VAT) Act and registration of deals, VAT returns and payment of
taxes have also been made online. Similarly, mines are also being
leased out through e-Auction and all urban local bodies have adopted
e-Tendering system. Besides, transparent recruitment process has been
implemented in the Police Department too.
He informed the House that 800 to 1,000 no objection cases
that were pending with the Pollution Control Board had since been
cleared and now only 100 cases were pending. Similarly, transparency
has been brought in the disbursal of social security pensions. Online
admission process has been adopted in colleges and ITIs. The
functioning of the Industrial Training Department has become almost
Regarding the chargesheet handed over by the Leader of
Opposition, Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala, to the Chief Minister on
November 23 last year, the Finance Minister assured the House that all
irregularities that occurred during the regime of the previous state
government would be investigated one by one. The investigations into
Raxil scam and alleged Rs 1500-crore scam of 400 acre land in Manesar
have been handed over to the CBI.
BJP MLA Mr Manish Grover demanded immediate investigation into the matter of furniture scam in the office of the Municipal Corporation,
Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, informed the
House that 11 matters pertaining to irregularities during the regime
of the previous state government were under trial in the Punjab and
Haryana High Court and the Supreme Court.
Replying to a question pertaining to the elevation of Bahin,
Hathin and Mandkola sub-stations in Hathin Assembly constituency,
raised by INLD MLA, Mr Kehar Singh Rawat, the Transport Minister, Mr.
Krishan Lal Panwar, informed the House that the matter of elevation of
these sub-stations was not under consideration of the government.
Transmission lines with a total length of 85 kilometers are being laid
at a cost of Rs 25 crore up to Sohna, Nuh and Palwal, which would
boost power supply from these sub-stations, he disclosed.