Government accepts most of ARC recommendations : Minister

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Patna, Mar 27 (UNI) Bihar State Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav today informed the Legislative Council that most of the Administrative Reforms Commission(ARC) recommendations would be implemented to tone up the state administration for carrying out various development and welfare schemes in Bihar.

Replying to the special debate on budgetry demand of the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department in the Upper House of the state Legislature, Mr Yadav said the Nitish Kumar government had constituted the ARC to suggest ways to tone up the administrative system in the state.

'' The Commission has listed 109 recommendations in its report submitted to the state government, '' he said adding the Bihar government had accepted most of its recommendations and they were in process of being implemented.

'' During the financial year 2007-08, the state government has allocated Rs 24 crores for improving the infrastructural facilities of Sub-Divisional Offices across the state, while provision of Rs 45 crores has been made against this head, for the next financial year, '' Mr Yadav informed.

He defended the constitution of ''Mahadalit Commission'' by the state government, saying it was exclusively set-up to explore the ways for uplift of most oppressed among Scheduled Castes and was not aimed at creating division in the society on caste lines.

Mr Yadav said the rule of law had been established in the state during Nitish Kumar government and criminals irrespective of their influence was being booked without any interference from any corner.

Later, the House passed the budgetary demand of the Personnel and Administrative Reforms department by voice vote.

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