Corruption a matter of concern: Vohra
Administers Oath To Nargotra, Imtiyaz
Srinagar, Aug 21: Governor NN Vohra Sunday said that corruption in Jammu and Kashmir is a matter of concern.
Addressing a function here to administer oath to the chairman and member of the State Accountability Commission, Vohra said: “Corruption is a matter of concern for everyone. I am confident that political parties and their leaders in J&K are sensitive to what is required to be done for furthering accountability and good governance in the state,” Vohra said. “There is need for the urgent appointment of the second member of the Accountability Commission and filling up the vacancies in other Commissions,” he said.
Vohra hoped that a model State Vigilance Commission would also be set up very soon after undertaking the required amendments to the existing statute which was enacted in mid February this year.
The Governor administered oath of office to Justice (Retd) Yash Paul Nargotra as Chairperson and Justice (Retd) Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain as Member of the J&K State Accountability Commission at Raj Bhavan here.
He congratulated Justice Nargotra and Justice Hakim Imtiyaz for having accepted to take over the SAC.
The Governor observed that in the past there had been repeated references to the delay in the establishment of this Commission in the public and media circles. “The SAC, State Human Rights Commission, State Information Commission and State Vigilance Commission are the watchdogs of democracy, governance and human rights and, therefore, they are of immense importance and support to the Government and the people of the state,” Vohra said.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was also among several dignitaries present on the occasion.
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