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Governor lauds Haryana's "transparent, graft-free governance"

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

on Wednesday lavished fulsome praise on the Lal government in his budget address to the state Assembly, and said it had ushered in bold reforms and provided transparent governance during its four-and-a-half year tenure.

Addressing the Assembly on the opening day of the fifth budget session here, Arya said that had given the state a "ubiquitous graft-free, transparent and responsive citizen interface government which has been universally appreciated".

Referring to the transparent manner in which recruitments have been made for state departments, Arya said: "People are agog at the 'parchi-free (slips free) and sifarish-free (recommendation free)' manner in which more than 56,000 young men and women have been selected for government jobs. The recruitment process for close to 17,000 posts is in the final phase."

"Doing away with interviews, providing 10 per cent weightage to members of families without a government job, widows, orphans and the denotified tribes neither covered under Scheduled Castes nor under Scheduled Tribes have enlivened the hopes of the meritorious and the deprived alike after decades of frustration," he said.

He added that the initiatives taken by the government, the first BJP government in Haryana, had even been praised by the and High Court.

Stating that the was trying to answer the growing aspirations of the young and the aged, the kisans and the jawans as well as many others, Arya added, "A solid vindication of these by the common man is evident in the results of the recently concluded elections for mayors and members of the five municipal corporations, as well as for member of the from Jind constituency."

The said sportspersons from Haryana, including several women, had won laurels for the country at international competitions.

However, the opposition said the Governor's address lacked "substance". "He spoke more like a BJP spokesman, not like a governor," said



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First Published: Wed, February 20 2019. 19:54 IST