Patna:  Taking its drive against corruption forward, the Bihar government has decided to constitute the office of Lok prahari who would check corruption in Panchayats and local bodies in the state.

As per the proposal, a Lok Prahari would keep an eye on the officials and would hear the complaints against the public servants.

Addressing the NDA workers on Monday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked the grass root workers to keep a watch on the schemes being run by the government as it is difficult for the government alone to monitor the execution of it schemes at the micro level.

 “Government is making all efforts to curb corruption but active participation of party workers is indispensable to uproot corruption. The office of Lok Prahari is being constituted to eradicate it completely,” Nitish said.

Nitish Kumar informed that the Centre has ratified the Anti-corrutpion Act being framed by the state government.  Once the law comes into effect, it would enable seizure of illegal properties of the corrupt public servants.