Corruption has become a defining feature of both the administrative and the political apparatus in the state. Distribution of liquor and vote buying have resulted in the spiraling of election expenditure. To recoup the money spent during elections, elected representatives have institutionalized corruption in contracts, tenders, transfers, postings and land grabbing.
Lok Satta government will usher-in a corruption-free governance process.
41. Police for Public Service
- Lok Satta Government will constitute a special court in each district to try charges of corruption against elected people's representatives and officials.
- Through special laws, illegal assets and properties of corrupt politicians will be seized and redistributed for public purposes by the government.
- An independent anti-corruption mechanism will be instituted. Wide-ranging powers will be given to the Lok Ayukta.
- An independent Ombudsman will be created in all districts to investigate allegations of corruption, abuse of authority, and official misconduct in local governments. The Ombudsman will punish, and if necessary remove from service, officials who are found to be guilty.
42. Transparency and Accountability
- Implementation Right to Information Act fully and stringently.
- Citizen charters for all government offices and services with a mandatory compensation ranging from Rs. 10 to Rs.100 to be paid to citizens on a daily basis for delay in services.
- Public Hearings and social audit for all government projects and government programmes will be conducted to ensure transparency. Beneficiary selection will be done in Gram Sabhas.
- Digitizing government records/documents and proactive disclosure of all information.
- A round-the-clock call center will be established in all districts and cities to receive and act on various civic complaints. Immediate computerization of civic complaints, alerting relevant officials. Action on the civic complaints will be taken in a time-bound manner