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BJP has converted anti-corruption bodies to Zero: Girish


The BJP government is implementing its slogan of Zero tolerance to corruption by converting all the anti-corruption institutions to Zero, the Congress has alleged.

All India Congress Committee Secretary Girish Chodankar has thus made three key demands.

1. Appoint Lokayukta for Goa
2. Implement Goa (Right of Citizens to Time – Bound Delivery of Public Services) Act 2013
Strengthen office of Information Commission by appointing all the officers

Chodankar alleges that the government has actually not made any headway in strengthening the anti-corruption institutes and laws, but the announcements are mere eyewash.

Adding 293 public services in 24 departments to the Goa Right of Citizens to Time Bound Delivery of Public Services Act is a hollow announcement since the act in reality has not been implemented. he observes.

The act makes it compulsory to these 24 government offices to deliver all the public services within a time bound period, failing which the officer can be prosecuted.


Implementation of this Act in toto will be of great help to common man to get various certificates, permissions, disbursement of claims and compensations, no objections certificates etc, states Chodankar.

After delaying appointments of Information Commissioners, the AICC secretary points out that the recently appointed commissioners are not provided with the required staff, thus keeping the commissioner’s office non-functional.

Similarly, he says, the government has still not appointed a new Lokayukta, which is supposed to deal with corruption cases of the officers as well as ministers.

As a result, alleged Chodankar, the corruption has reached its peak and everyone in the government is busy looting the state.

After his one-day hunger strike and a morcha in Bicholim, Chodankar now plans to have a similar action in Quepem tomorrow in protest of not meeting these three key demands to end corruption in the state. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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