Tag: Lokayukta Appointment

Lokayukta appointment: SC rejects Odisha's plea for more time

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today suffered a major setback after the Supreme Court rejected its plea seeking additional three months’ time for appointment of the Lokayukta in the State. In a directive to the State’s Chief Secretary AP Padhi, the apex court asked the government to mention a deadline by which the Lokayukta appointment […]

  • 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
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
After Lokayukta impasse, normalcy returns to State Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Normalcy returned to the Odisha Assembly after three days of impasse during the Budget Session over delay in appointment of the Lokayukta. The Opposition members had been demanding a reply from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the House over the delay in Lokayukta appointment for past three days. Following this, an all-party meeting convened […]

  • Saturday, 24 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
Congress seeks clarification on delay in Lokayukta appointment

Bhubaneswar: The opposition Congress today sought a clarification from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik regarding delay in appointment of a Lokayukta, chairman of State Human Rights Commission, Police Compliant Authority and Security Commission. Opposition leader Narasingha Mishra raised the issue inthe Assembly while initiating discussion on the voting of demands for grants, relating to home […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Lokayukta appointment: Odisha constitutes 7-member search committee

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today constituted a seven-member search committee headed by Justice Amitabh Ray to recommend names for the selection of Lokayukta. The search committee was formed at a high-level meeting of the selection committee headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with Orissa High Court Chief Justice, Leader of Opposition and other members of the […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Patnaik-led committee selects Odisha Lokayukta chairperson

Bhubaneswar: The selection committee headed by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has unanimously selected the Lokayukta chairperson, an official said on Tuesday. “The panel unanimously selected the name of chairman for Odisha Lokayukta. The name will be recommended to Governor. Official notification will be issued after the Governor’s approval,” said Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021