Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, regarded as pure Politician has now set the new benchmark for all politicians. As shocking news to Minsiters and Chief Ministers in Centre and State, Manmohan Singh has now forwarded few assessment parameters for ministers and laid down few do’s and dont’s for cabinet ministers.
Manmohan Singh said that, Ministers will have to declare their business interests and details of assets and liabilities and even their family members too. He has warned his colleagues to stay away from businesses that supply goods to the government.
“Ministers should divest themselves of interests in business and its management and in business concerns that supply goods or services to the government or its undertakings,” Manmohan Singh’s directive speaks.
Besides the mandatory declaration of assets and liabilities, Singh has told UPA ministers to declare details of share holdings in public limited companies also. He also told ministers to refrain from starting or joining a business till they are in office.
“A minister, including Union ministers, chief ministers and state ministers should not permit their spouse and dependants to accept employment under a foreign government and foreign organization (including commercial concerns) without prior approval from the PM,” the directive states.
He told ministers to divest themselves from firms “whose business depends on licenses, permits, quotas and leases received or to be received from government.”
Many politicians and people of the country are hailing his directive.