Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that his government would limit its interface with the public by deploying information technology solutions, which will help in curbing corruption.
Khattar who was interacting with journalists at the Chandigarh Press Club said, “People have seen the conduct of many corrupt politicians and political parties. The BJP government in the state will set a new precedent in terms of functioning and delivery.”
“A file tracking system has been started by the government to check corruption. You will not believe, we have come across several instances where files have been dumped for over five years. Files should move automatically,’’ he said. On walking the talk on these promises Khattar said that he would never commit to something which he cannot implement. “But it will be a time consuming process. We have to change people’s heart,’’ he added.
The chief minister said that recruitments in Haryana will be done on merit.
“The previous governments had recruited people on the basis of their caste, region and relations. The BJP government will ensure that interviews in selection process carry bare minimum marks,’’ he said.
ON VADRA LAND DEALS
On whether the BJP government would probe land deals of Robert Vadra, the CM said they have received similar complaints and were looking into them. “But our main focus will be to shut avenues of corruption,’’ he said.
On whether the government was considering dropping charges against Haryana IAS officer, Ashok Khemka, the CM said that the matter was being looked into by concerned departments.
“However, we will decide on all such issues once and for all. Honest people will not suffer during our rule,’’ he said adding that the number of cases registered by the state vigilance bureau in the past five months were more than that in the past decade.
‘NO DISSENT IN PARTY’
Khattar said that there was no dissension within the ruling party. “There is collective leadership in the BJP.” Referring to the defiant sounding tweets of his cabinet colleague Anil Vij, the chief minister said such interpretations were made by the media only.
‘CONG DEVELOPMENT MODEL LOPSIDED’
First-time chief minister Khattar said that the development model of the previous Congress regime was skewed. “There was no harmony. Rather it was fragmented development where a few areas benefitted, creating imbalance,’’ he said.