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Assembly & government united against corruption, says CM

Saturday, 24 September 2022 | PNS | DEHRADUN

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has welcomed the Vidhan Sabha speaker Ritu Khanduri’s decision on the recommendation of the high level committee to cancel ad-hoc appointments made in the Assembly from 2016 to 2021. Dhami said that the Assembly and State government are united against corruption.

It will be recalled that earlier when the questionable appointments to various posts in the Vidhan Sabha had come to light, the chief minister had clarified the stand of the government and had requested the Assembly speaker for a probe into the questionable appointments. Khanduri then formed a high level committee and directed it to complete its inquiry in a time bound manner. In its report, the committee recommended that 150 appointments in 2016, six in 2020 and 72 in 2021 should be cancelled.

The CM said that the government is working with a commitment to ensure good governance and that no type of corruption will be tolerated. He said that after irregularities were found in Uttarakhand Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UKSSSC) and other recruitment exams, the government transferred these exams to the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) to ensure transparency. The examination process is underway with focus on maintaining transparency with the commission having issued the calendar of examinations in the first stage. Dhami took stern decisions after receiving complaints about malpractices in exams organised by UKSSSC for various class C posts. In the UKSSSC paper leak case, 41 accused persons have been arrested so far while chargesheet has been filed against 18 accused. Further, judicial remand of 21 accused under the Gangster Act has also been approved. Dhami stressed that the government will not allow injustice with the State’s youth. He exhorted them to work hard and prepare enthusiastically for recruitment exams. 

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