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Odisha IAS Officer Gets Lokayukta Clean Chit In Medical Bill Reimbursement Case
Odisha IAS Officer Gets Lokayukta Clean Chit In Medical Bill Reimbursement Case   

Lokayukta observed that IAS officer Bishnupada Sethi as a good will gesture has returned the entire amount of Rs 3.27 lakh to the OSCB on June 25, 2021

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Scam In Govt Scheme For Farmers: BJD MLA Accused Of Siphoning Subsidy Amount

Balasore: Amid the allegations of massive corruption in the State during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling-BJD MLA from Remuna Sudhanshu Sekhar Parida has been accused of swindling subsidy amount meant for the purchase of farm equipment. A complaint has been filed before Odisha Lokayukta against the Remuna MLA. The complainant Tanmaya Mohanty alleged that Nigamananda […]

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Kelua River Embankment Damage In Jajpur: Odisha Lokayukta Orders Vigilance Probe, Seeks Report In 2 Months

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lokayukta has ordered a Vigilance probe into breach of an embankment on the Kelua river in Ramapur area under Dharmasala block of Jajpur district, which was allegedly blown off using dynamites during floods in August last year. The Lokayukta has directed Vigilance Director to ensure that a preliminary inquiry under his supervision […]

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PPE Kit Scam: Hemant Sharma, Yamini Sarangi At Lokayukta Again, Final Hearing Likely Today

Bhubaneswar: Two senior IAS officers – Industries Secretary Hemant Sharma and Managing Director of the Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited Yamini Sarangi – appeared before the Lokayukta once again on Monday for hearing in connection with the alleged scam in the purchase of PPE kits and masks by the Odisha Government, running into several hundreds […]

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River Embankment Damage: BJD MLA & JE Responsible, Says Sura Routray

Bhubaneswar: Politics is now active over the breach of an embankment on the Kelua river in Ramapur area, under Dharmasala block, which was allegedly blown off using dynamites during the recent floods in Odisha. Congress MLA Suresh Routray on Thursday trained guns on the Odisha government, holding BJD MLA Pranab Kumar Balabantaray and Junior Engineer […]

Odisha Lokayukta’s New Rule To Protect Identity Of Accused Sparks Controversy
Odisha Govt Faces Heat Over New Lokayukta Rules To Protect Identity Of Officials During Proceedings

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government’s recent move prohibiting disclosure of the identity of the public servant against whom the complaint is lodged during proceedings at the Lokayukta has invited criticism from all quarters. According to a notification issued by General Administration (GA) department, the Lokayukta henceforth will not reveal the identity of the public servant, against […]

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Odisha Lokayukta Wants Vigilance Under Its Control

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lokayukta, the State’s highest anti-corruption ombudsman organization has expressed interest to take over the reins of the State Vigilance department. Issuing its first annual report, the Lokayukta has said that it will function more effectively in curbing corruption, if the Directorate of Vigilance of the Government which is currently under the ambit of […]

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Odisha Lokayukta Has Registered 272 Cases In 2020: Chairman

Kendrapara: The Odisha Lokayukta has registered 272 cases this year of which 56 has been disposed of till now, according to its chairman Justice Ajit Singh. He urged people to directly approach the Lokayukta with complaints of corruption against any public servant. “In 2020, we registered 272 cases of which 56 have been disposed of […]

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Odisha Lokayukta Has Received 216 Complaints

Bhubaneswar: Anti-corruption ombudsman Lokayukta in Odisha has received 216 complaints against public servants since it started functioning around five months ago. The state Lokayukta started functioning from March 20, 2019 after Ajit Singh joined as its chairperson. “At present, a total of 108 complaints are pending before the Board of Lokayukta for disposal,” Singh told […]

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Former DGP takes charge as Lokayukta member in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Hours after handing over the charge of Odisha director general of police (DGP) to his batchmate B K Sharma in Cuttack, IPS officer R P Sharma on Thursday joined Lokayukta as its non-judicial member. Sharma, who was also the director of the vigilance wing of Odisha Police, said he would continue his fight against […]

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Speculations rife over new DGP after RP Sharma’s Lokayukta membership proposal

Bhubaneswar: With the Lokayukta selection panel proposing name of Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma for membership of Lokayukta, the State’s top anti-corruption watchdog, speculations have now begun over change of guard in the top post of Odisha police. According to experts, if such a proposal comes into effect, it will be the first […]

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Odisha Lokayukta appeals people to make State corruption-free

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lokayukta chairperson Justice Ajit Singh on Monday urged the people of the state to make Odisha a corruption-free state by filing complaints against corrupt government officials directly. Addressing a press meet, Justice Singh said, the people of the state should not become victims of corruption and should file complaints against government officials involved […]

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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 […]

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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 […]