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New legislation to assess property of ministers, MLAs, government officers soon

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Guwahati, July 3: In a move to bring in transparency and weed out corrupt practices in governce, Chief Minister Sarbanda 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 Chief Minister Sonowal said, “The new legislation will add more teeth to weed out corrupt practices and will recommend stringent action like confiscation of property if property disproportiote to their known sources of income is found.” Sonowal has 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.

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