Rajasthan News

Speedy Trial Bill Approved To Curb Corruption

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 11, 2012

President Pranab Mukherjee has approvedĀ the Rajasthan Special Courts Bill-2012 aimed at speedy trials in corruption cases and confiscation of properties/assets attained/acquired by public/government servants through corrupt means disproportionate to known sources of income. Talking to the media after taking a review meeting of bureaucrats on Monday, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said “The President has given his consent to the bill. It will be a landmark law which will help in curbing corruption in public life.”

With this, Rajasthan became the third state after Bihar and Odisha, to have such a special law. Earlier Rajasthan Assembly passed the bill on April 12, 2012 by voice vote.

According to the new law, everyone who draws salary from the government exchequer, including the chief minister, would fall under its ambit. The special court formed so under the Act would hear the cases in such a manner that the same would be decided within six months.

Ordinarily, there is no provision for a stay order, but if ordered in unavoidable circumstances, then it would not prevail for more than three months.

src: TOI

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