PATNA: The state government has announced the appointment of Lokpals in 12 districts, which is the first such move in India. This move will be helpful in checking corruption in the implementation of welfare schemes in the state.
Ten days post Bihar government uploaded clips of complaints against the officials who had allegedly demanded bribes for the implementation of welfare schemes, Mr Nitish Kumar, state Chief Minister, has appointed Lokpals with the aim to check irregularities in the rural job scheme.
The main motive behind the appointment of Lokpals has been to control embezzlement in implementation of NREGA funds. The state government is scheduled to appoint Lokpals in all the districts across the state next month.
Reports suggest that Mr Nitish Kumar, state Chief Minister, has already announced zero tolerance for corruption in the state. He has also elaborated that ill-gotten property of corrupt officials will not only be confiscated, but their homes will be turned into schools for poor children.
During the first week of September, a primary school has been opened in the confiscated three-storey house of a corrupt official.