Tripura govt to introduce Lokayata Bill

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Agartala, Jun 12 (UNI) The Tripura government would soon introduce Lokayata Bill and set up Vigilance Commission to contain corruption and bring more transparency in the administration, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar informed the Assembly today that government had already drafted two bills separately with the help of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal government acts and these were being examined.

Replying a query to Opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath, Mr Sarkar said altogether 38 corruption cases had been registered against the government officials, while the vigilance department had already submitted chargesheet in 27 cases.

He, however, admitted that the state vigilance department was not acting satisfactorily, because of the shortage of manpower and lack of other infrastructure.

''This promoted the state governmentt to set up full-fledged Vigilance Commission besides, Lokayata bill to keep public representatives away from corruption,'' he said.

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