30 October 2011

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Uttarakhand government cleared a strong Lokayukta Bill brings Chief Minister under Lokayukta with strict punishments

Uttarakhand government cleared a strong Lokayukta Bill brings Chief Minister under Lokayukta with strict punishments



Saturday –
Uttarakhand government, cabinet cleared a strong Lokayukta Bill.

Media reported that in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister B C Khanduri, it was decided to pass the Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011, in the Assembly session on October 31 and November 1.




As per this Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011 who will be under the Lokayukta?

1. post of Chief Minister

2. all ministers

3. MLAs

4. government servants

5. IAS officers

6. Former chief ministers

7. former ministers

8. retired officers

9. Lower judiciary will be covered under the Lokayukta; judges of the Uttarakhand High Court will not be under the purview of the Lokayukta

As per bill The Lokayukta would consist of a chairperson and five members with a scope to increase the number to seven as per the need and requirement.
The term of the chairperson of the Lokayukta would be of five years or upto the age of 70 years whichever is earlier.
The bill envisages that the members of Lokayukta should have legal background.

Bill says that the investigation should not take more than 12 months and a Lokayukta after completion of investigation will file the chargesheet in a special court established under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

After the completion of investigation in any case, the Lokayukta shall have the power to recommend punishment of dismissal, removal or demotion against government servants after giving them full opportunity of being heard.

The recommendation shall be binding on the appointing or disciplinary authority of the government.

For any act of corruption, the punishment shall not be less than six months of rigorous imprisonment and may extend upto imprisonment of ten years.

In the rarest of rare case, the punishment may extended upto life imprisonment.

The special court may take into consideration the higher rank of an accused person to impose a more severe punishment than life imprisonment, it said.

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2 comments:

Team G Square October 30, 2011  

Bold step ,hope every state have such a law .