The Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday claimed that state government has successfully cracked the vicious circle of corruption prevailing from top to bottom in previous regimes with the introduction of e-governance.

The people of the state have accepted the present government as a corruption-free government, he added.

Khattar was addressing the renowned personalities of different walks of life during an Intellectual Meet in Panchkula near here on Wednesday.

The CM said though it was a tough task to keep a check on the corruption. “We resolved to root out corruption from all levels and started from our own ministers and legislators by administering them pledge that they would not indulge in any corrupt practices,” he said.

The CM said that the state government has adopted a fair and transparent recruitment system. To reduce the scope of discretion in interview, the marks of interview had been reduced to only 10 to 12 marks, he added.

The CM accused the previous government for playing with the future of Lakh of contractual employees. He said that today the number of regular employees in the state is almost equal to those employed through outsourcing.

He claimed that to accommodate their people, the previous government framed the regularisation policies as per their whims and fancies which were constitutionally incorrect.

As a result of this, the High Court has recently scrapped the regularisation policy of 2014.

Contrary to this, the present state government is making regular appointments through its recruiting agencies namely Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) and Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC), said the CM.

He further said that the present state government did not believe in the politics of casteism and is working for the welfare of all sections of the society without any discrimination.

He claimed the state government has taken various steps for improving the quality of life of people by bringing about a revolutionary change in the system.

Various e-initiatives have been taken so as to ensure that the people get the benefit of various welfare schemes and programmes without any hindrance at their doorstep, said the CM.