Chief Minister Ashok Chavan agreed with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare that it should be made mandatory for the 20 lakh-and odd state government employees to declare their assets. Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has accepted the plea of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare that it should be made mandatory for the 20 lakh-and odd state government employees to declare their assets. If the elected representatives can declare their assets while filing nomination papers, it will be appropriate for the government employees to follow suit. As there is no mention of assets in the service rules, the state will amend it after a discussion with the Centre. The CM had convened a special meeting, which was attended by Dy. CM Chhagan Bhujbal and Chief Secretary Johny Joseph, where they discussed the issues raised by Anna Hazare. During the meeting he also demanded that action should be taken against officers who protect their erring juniors. Many juniors were responsible for irregularities, but their seniors did not taken action against them. Unlike his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan’s attempt of making the system within government offices transparent is one of the many reasons for the growing faith in his leadership. Bureau report – NMTV News.
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