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Tag: Lokayukta Act

Opposition targets Odisha govt for relaxing asset declaration norms for officials 

Bhubaneswar: The move of Odisha government to amend the clause 44 of the Lokayukta Act, which relaxed the asset declaration norms for public servants, has not gone well with opposition parties – BJP and Congress. Following the Centre’s amendment to Lokpal & Lokayukta Act, the Odisha Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Odisha […]

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 […]

Lokayukta appointment: After SC rap, Odisha issues notification

Bhubaneswar: After almost four and a half years of passing the Lokayukta Act, Odisha government on Monday issued a gazetted notification regarding formation of a ‘search committee’ for the appointment of the Lokayukta. As the notification was issued by the General Administration barely a day before submission of an affidavit by Odisha in Supreme Court […]

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 […]

Opposition hounds Odisha govt over Lokayukta appointment delay

Bhubaneswar: Even after four years of enactment of the Lokayukta Act, the delay in appointment of the Lokayukta has drawn the ire of opposition who continue to disrupt the proceedings in the Odisha Assembly. After repeated adjournments of Odisha Assembly amid ruckus by Congress and BJP MLAs over the issue in the past three days, […]

Narasingh Mishra
Implement Lokayukta Act if serious to end PC culture: Narasingha to Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Two days after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the Collectors to stop PC (Percentage Commission) culture at block level, Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra today welcomed the move but firm on early implementation of Odisha Lokayukta Act, which would help stop the practice of collection of commission. In a letter to the Chief Minister, […]