Tag: Lokayukta

OMFED Plant In Bhubaneswar
Odisha Lokayukta Orders Crime Branch Probe Into 'OMFED Scam'

Hearing a petition pertaining to alleged multi-crore OMFED scam, the Odisha Lokayukta has ordered the Crime Branch to conduct an investigation and furnish a preliminary report within three months of time.

  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Opposition gears up to corner ruling-BJD during winter session of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Winter session of the Odisha Assembly is likely to be stormy as Opposition has prepared a long list of issues to corner the ruling-BJD in the House. As the poll dates are getting closer, the ruling party and Opposition are already on the war path and the same is expected to reflect in the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Complete Lokayukta appointment process in two months: SC to Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar:The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Odisha government to complete the process for appointment of Lokayukta in the State within next two months. A detailed report on the progress made in appointment of Lokayukta was presented by the State government in the apex court today. The move to appoint the anti-corruption watchdog comes almost […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha Govt to move SC for modification of order on Lokayukta

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh, Tuesday in the Assembly informed that the state government would urge the Supreme Court to modify its order on the appointment of the Lokayukta in the state. The opposition Congress and the BJP had accused the ruling BJD government of filing a fake affidavit in the Supreme […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Row in Odisha Assembly over Lokayukta continues

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties on Friday once again created ruckus in Odisha Assembly over the delay in appointment of Lokayukta and alleged that the State government has filed a false affidavit in the Supreme Court. Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra today once again lashed out at the ruling-BJD government accusing it of filing false […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Opposition slams Odisha government over Lokayukta, Lokpal

Bhubaneswar:  Leader of Opposition Narasingha  Mishra today lashed out at the Odisha government in the Assembly over constitution of Lokayukta and Lokpal. Mishra alleged that the state government lied to the Supreme Court about a notification on Lokayukta published on January 16, 2015. “If a notification has been issued on January 16, 2015 to implement […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha Assembly adjourned amid ruckus over Lokayukta appointment

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly today experienced commotion over delay in appointment of a Lokayukta rocked for the second consecutive day today leading to repeated adjournments. The members of the Congress and the BJP staged demonstration before the Speaker’s podium, seeking an explanation from the government on the matter. The Opposition members also urged Speaker Pradip Kumar […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Ruckus in Odisha Assembly over delay in Lokayukta appointment

Bhubaneswar: The budget session of Odisha Assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes with Opposition members trying to corner the Government over delay in appointment of Lokayukta. Congress legislators raised the issue with Opposition leader Narasingha Mishra demanding a reply from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the House during the Zero Hour. Apart from Congress, BJP […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Odisha Cabinet gives nod for creation of Lokayukta

Odisha Cabinet on Friday approved a proposal for the formation of Lokayukta in the state and decided to bring a Bill regarding this within a period of one month. This was announced by the state's chief minister Naveen Patnaik after the Cabinet meeting at State Secretariat here

  • Thursday, 15 July 2021
Odisha government agrees to clarify on Lokayukta

Bhubaneswar: The two-day long stalemate over the appointment of Lokayukta in Odisha Assembly ended today after the State government agreed to clarify on the controversy relating to submission of alleged fake affidavit in the Supreme Court. The proceedings of the House were affected for two consecutive days as the Opposition Congress and BJP accused the […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Bring vigilance under Lokayukta, Niranjan asks Naveen

Seeking a public debate on the proposed Lokayukta Act in Odisha, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik today said the anti-corruption vigilance wing of the state Police should be brought under the purview of the legislation

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Congress flays Naveen over Lokayukta appointment in Odisha

Opposition Congress in Odisha on Wednesday criticised Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for not keeping his promise to establish a strong Lokayukta in the state

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Op-Ed: Who Needs A Lokayukta?

Ever since the Supreme Court sought a reply from 12 states, including Odisha, on why they have not yet appointed Lokayuktas, there has been outrage in the state over the non-appointment of one by the Naveen Patnaik government. Starting with a motivated campaign on social media (presumably launched by cyber warriors of the Opposition), the […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Aditya-Padhi on Lokayukta
Lokayukta to take charge by April 8, Odisha informs SC by affidavit

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court stating that the State will complete the process for the appointment of Lokayukta by March 31 and it will start functioning by April 8. The affidavit was submitted by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, who deposed before a three-member bench of the […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Selection committee recommends two members of Lokayukta in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Lokayukta selection committee headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has selected two names- one judicial, another non-judicial as the members of the panel. The names of the members have been recommended to the Governor of Odisha for approval. “A total of five members- two judicial and three non-judicial will be included as […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021