Centre approves Bihar Special Court Bill 2008

Written by Press Trust of India | Patna | Updated: Jan 28 2010, 03:26am hrs
The Centre has approved the Bihar Special Court Bill 2008, aimed at weeding out corruption in public offices in the state, chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday.

The Centre has given its assent to the Bill, which was passed by the state legislature and sent for approval in March 2009 after repeated reminders...I have received an intimation that the Centre has okayed, it a couple of days ago, he said.

Kumar also added that he had taken up the issue with law minister M Veerappa Moily during his visit to New Delhi in October.

The Bill empowers agencies probing corruption cases to confiscate assets of public servants if they are found to be disproportionate. The chief minister said he has decided to use palatial buildings owned by corrupt public servants as schools.