Dehradun: A sound judicial system and a dedicated bureaucracy are must for a strong democracy, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday said.

Addressing a function to mark the foundation laying of the Lokayukta Bhawan in Dehradun, the Chief Minister asked bureaucrats to sincerely discharge their duties so that people have minimum grievances.

Underlining the need for careful examination of public grievances by the institution of Lokayukta, he said mud-slinging and character assassination have become fashionable.

However, admitting that corruption had eroded the system, he called for coordinated efforts to eliminate the evil.

The chief minister also met Governor Aziz Qureshi at the Raj Bhawan to apprise him with relief measures being taken by the government for disaster affected people in the state.

He also expressed concern at development work being hampered due to a section of government employees being on strike since Tuesday demanding quota in promotion. He said how frequent demonstrations by them were causing inconvenience to people.


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