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Friday , December 14 , 2012
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New bill today

Shillong, Dec. 13: The Mukul Sangma government will table a new Lokayukta bill on the last day of the winter session of the Meghalaya Assembly tomorrow.

This came after the cabinet approved the draft bill this evening. “The cabinet has gone through the whole draft of the bill in minute detail and it will be introduced in the House,” Sangma said.

He said the government intends to come up with a strong Lokayukta to address the core issues of corruption and to ensure that development programmes, which are often hampered by instances of alleged corruption, can be addressed.

The new bill will replace the existing Lokayutka Act, 2002.

Sangma said the new bill would be more effective, as it also covers all those in the government, including the chief minister, which the earlier act did not.

“Our intention will send a strong message to address the issues of corruption and hope the House will discuss on it deliberately,” he said.

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