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Supreme Court to States :Why delay in appointment of Lokayukta's

Team SoOLEGAL 24 Mar 2018 2:52pm

Supreme Court to States :Why delay in appointment of Lokayukta's

New Delhi : A SC bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi rapped 12 States and asked them to file replies within two weeks as to what steps they have been taken to make the appointment of Lokayukta in their respective states.They have also been asked to provide reasons for delay. The Chief Secretaries of the states have been entrusted to file the report with SC.

The 12 states are Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi and West Bengal.

Advocate and Delhi BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who filed the plea in court, claimed that many state governments are "deliberately weakening" the Lokayukta by not providing adequate infrastructure, sufficient budget and workforce.

According to the PIL, the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, received presidential assent on January 1, 2014 and came into force from January 16, 2014 but the executive has not established a Lokpal yet.

Section 63 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, states that every state shall establish a body to be known as the Lokayukta.


Tagged: Lokayukta   SC   PIL  
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