New Lok Pal legislation in Punjab soon
The Punjab Government will enact a new Lok Pal legislation with the powers to initiate action on complaints against the Chief Minister, the Ministers and the bureaucracy at all levels, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced in the Vidhan Sabha on Monday.
The Government has also decided to review and revamp the Right to Service Commission Act to bring in greater accountability into the system. Revamp of the Unified Delivery Centres / Service Centres is also on the cards, while the Government is also examining a proposal to establish Nayaya Panchayats to ensure easy, quick and affordable justice at grassroots.
The Government has also initiated the process to establish Special Courts to settle matters concerning NRIs, serving soldiers, drug peddlers, for speedier justice, the Chief Minister informed the House.
The Chief Minister also reiterated his commitment to preserving the freedom of press, saying his Government stands strongly committed against censorship, monopoly and cartelization in various forms of media. He assured of transparency and level playing field to all interested parties in news channels and cable networks.
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