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Law to assess properties of netas, babus soon

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

The new legislation will add more teeth to weed out corrupt practices and will recommend stringent action like confiscation of property disproportiote to known sources of income, says CM

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, July 3: In a move to bring in transparency and weed out corrupt practices in governce, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has asked the Chief Secretary to prepare modalities for a legislation to assess properties of ministers, MLAs, government officials, ex-ministers, ex-MLAs and retired officials.

"The new legislation will add more teeth to weed out corrupt practices and will recommend stringent action like confiscation of property disproportiote to known sources of income," Sonowal said.

He also directed that a system should be put in place wherein all grade-I and grade-II officers of the State Government will have to submit their property returns (immovable) within December 31. Officers of public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies will also come within the ambit of the new system.

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

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