New Delhi: In a bid to resurrect its image battered by issues like corruption and black money, the Central government has decided to seek public opinion on all the anti corruption bills before tabling it in the Parliament.

Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel and Public Grievances, V Narayanswamy informed reporters about the government’s decision on Monday.

“Several anti-corruption bills have to be discussed after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returns from his US trip,” he said.
The Government wants to introduce 5-6 such bills during the winter session of the Parliament. One of them is Public Procurement Bill.

Sources said several other bills like the Public Grievance Bill, Judicial Accountability Bill, Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill are likely to be tabled in the Parliament in the upcoming session.

The Centre had introduced the Lokpal Bill in the Monsoon Session of the Parliament. It is presently being discussed by the Standing Committee on Law and Justice, headed by Congress MP Abhishek Singhvi.

Narayanswamy was briefing the reporters about the Seventh Regional Anti-corruption Conference of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from September 28.

President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the conference which aims at finding a multi-disciplinary solution to the multi-faceted problem of corruption.

(JPN/Bureau)