Rajasthan Min. hails Ordinance protecting public servants from investigations

ANI | Updated: Oct 21, 2017 17:11 IST

Udaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Oct 21 (ANI): Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Saturday hailed the state government's ordinance protecting government officials from media probe.

Kataria said the move will ensure smooth functioning in the government offices.

"After this ordinance, there will be some relief from those creating unnecessary trouble in government's works by disturbing government officials," Kataria told media.

Kataria further stressed that media intervention causes inconvenience, resulting delay in work.

"Just anyone creates charges against officials. Whether there is truth in it or not, it definitely creates hindrance and work suffers," Kataria reiterated.

Rajasthan government has passed an ordinance protecting both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without prior sanction.

According to the ordinance, 180 days of immunity is provided to the officers. If no decision is taken on the sanction after the stipulated period, sanction will be automatically granted.

The ordinance is an amendment to the Criminal Code of Procedure, 1973 and also restricts publishing name, address, photograph, and family details of the public servants. (ANI)