GoAP has zero tolerance for corruption: Governor

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Governor BD Mishra on Thursday lauded the Pema Khandu-led BJP government for its “pro-poor measures” and “crusade against corruption” in the state.
In his customary address to the assembly on the inaugural day of the three-day interim budget session, Mishra said the state has taken active measures to redress the grievances of its people.
“The government has made historic, transformational, systematic and structural changes in the state over the past two-and-a-half years. It has zero tolerance for corruption and takes popular views and suggestions into consideration before making decisions,” he said.
With a view to bring transparency in operations, the state purchases goods through an online portal, where records of all procurement are maintained, the governor said.
Mishra also said three new districts – Pakke-Kessang, Lepa Rada and Shi-Yomi – have been created recently for effective governance.
The Khandu-led government wants its development work to benefit all sections of society, he stressed.
“It (state government) has framed the Arunachal Pradesh District Mineral Foundation (Trust) Rule, 2018, with an objective to benefit people affected by mining-related operations,” he said.
Under the new rules, every lease and permit holder will have to pay 30% of the royalty to the disaster management fund, which would then be used for local area development.
“The state has been extensively using information technology to redress the grievances of its people. It has taken proactive measures for good governance. The culture of bandh and strikes, which had become a malaise for the state, has been curbed under the current dispensation,” the governor added. (PTI)