Seven more special courts to be set up for graft cases
March, 02nd 2012
The state cabinet on Thursday cleared the 'Rajasthan Special Court Bill 2012' which will ensure speedy disposal of corruption cases and attachment of properties of civil servants whose assets are found to be disproportionate to their income. The draft also envisages setting up of seven more special courts to try corruption cases, mainly in Jaipur and Jodhpur. Six such special courts are already functioning in the state at Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota and Bikaner.
The cabinet meeting, presided over by chief minister Ashok Gehlot, was held at Vidhan Sabha. The draft proposes to make all such attached assets state properties. As per the provisions, cases related to unaccounted wealth will be disposed of within a year.
The cabinet also approved an amendment to Rule 4 and Rule 13 of Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services (Direct Recruitment by Combined Competitive Exam) Rules, 1999. After the amendment, the upper age limit for appearing in Combined Competitive Examinations for the state government employees would be 45 years. Earlier it was 40 years.
The cabinet also gave green signal to a proposal related to determining appropriate compensation from Rajasthan Housing Board for land obtained for Jaipur Metro and the proposal to declare Gogelao in Nagaur and Bid in Jhunjhnu as Conservation Reserve. This apart, it cleared the proposal for acquisition of 5,690 bigha of land in Baytu tehsil of Barmer district to set up Hydrocarbon Value Added and Training Centre and allotment of 37.19 bigha of land free of cost to Shri Ratan Lal Kanwar Lal Patani Foundation, Kishangarh to establish a women's college.
In another decision, the Rajasthan Civil Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 2008 would be amended to ensure that medical attendance and treatment could be availed at any approved hospital within the state by a government employee, without a reference from the government hospital. The facility would also be provided to the pensioners and family pensioners.