Dehradun: The resolute approach of Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri in curbing corruption and evolving transparent mechanism was clearly visible in some of the key decisions recently taken by the state Cabinet.

The Cabinet cleared the draft for Public Service Bill and proposal regarding illegal possession of assets by public servants. Under the proposal, special courts will be set up for corruption cases against public servants and the wealth illegally amassed by them will be seized by the state government.

Toeing the lines of Orissa, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal, the Uttarakhand government has decided to confiscate wealth and property acquired by public servants through illegal means.

The proposal also states that the alleged public servants will also be given an opportunity to make their clarification.

The draft of the Right to Public Service bill, which seeks to provide the common man hassle-free public service like ration card, electricity connection, driving licence and birth and death certificates within a specified time frame was also approved by the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet also cleared the bill on transfer of government officials and stated that the proposed Act will ensure compulsory posting of government servants to remote and far flung areas.

Following the e-governance in the state, e-stamping facility will also be made available under which online stamps will also be available.

JPN/Bureau