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R.R. KRISHNAA (Legal Manager)     13 April 2010




BANGALORE: In a move to contain corruption in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the Lokayukta initiated a Cash Declaration Register (CDR), two years ago. The scheme that failed to be implemented then, is now being pursued again to improve the image of the Palike.


Justice Santosh Hegde told Express that the scheme was intended for all the government offices and that it was an initiative of the Central Vigilance Commission, 1966, but had failed to be implemented efficiently.


He said the implementation was not done for ‘obvious’ reasons and added that the Palike would implement it at the earliest. Justice Hegde said that according to the scheme, all government officials, irrespective of their designations, had to declare the total amount they carry to office everyday, in a register present at every department.


“If there is any discrepancy found at the time of a ‘raid or trap’ by the Lokayukta, the officials should reveal the source of the additional amount found,” he said.


Hegde said that this was necessary to make all government agencies and departments more accountable and transparent.


Talking about the accountability of the newly-elected city councillors, Hegde said that any vested interests in the relationship between the corporator and the contractor would be scrutinised.


Hegde said that the MLAs and MLCs have to declare their assets to the Lokayukta before June 30 every year, and even councillors will not be spared. “This will not only increase my workload but also improve efficiency as there are city corporations at Mysore, Belgaum and other places,” he said.


Meanwhile, BBMP Commissioner Bharat Lal Meena welcomed this move and said that this was a step in the right direction. He also assured that all departments at the Palike would implement this efficiently.


Source:  The New Indian Express

Date: 13.04.2010


 2 Replies

Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     15 April 2010

Yes sir it is realy a Good Step Forward. As corruption is root of all ills and must be contained in any way.


I think it should be made applicable for all offices and for all govt employees at all levels including the politicians entering the conference hall or parliament, the bureaucrats on duty, the police officials on duty, the judges on duty, the judicial clerks on duty and it can be extended to Defence Audit officials , the dealers entering into contrct in a govt office . MRO offices in AP are known for making fast bucks. If this is made applicable here Telengana Region will automatically flourish.

I am think of requesting Sri Santosh Hegde to file a PIL on this . It will have more impact on the public rather than that lame duck JANLOKPAL bill.

Should we Thank the newest Krishna Avtar for bringing this news to us?

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