Lok Ayukta by B.A.Nagesh M.A. K.A.S. retd

KARNATAKA LOKAYUKTA-BLOG 10.

A)     The Lok ayukta  was constituted as per the recommendations of the Administrative reforms commission which recommended a Lok ayukta in each state.

B)      In Karnataka it is constituted as per the act of 1984.

C)      The Lokayukta  and 2 Upa-Lokayuktas  form the machinery  to combat corruption.

D)     The Lokayukta covers the Chief Minister/Ministers/MLAs/officers of State Govt/elected members of local authorities/statutory bodies.

E)      The Upa-Lokayukta  covers all State Govt. employees of Group B/C

F)      66% of the raid cases were initiated during the tenure of Justice Santosh Hegde.

G)     Between 1995-2011 there were 357 suo-moto raids; 2681 trap cases; for every 6 cases investigated one is initiated; conviction rate is.6%; of the cases under investigation-3038-only 24 relate to officers belonging to the State administrative services and Chief engineers.

H)     Half of the officials involved in trap cases relate to lower bureaucracy.

I)        The average age of a trap case is 8 years

J)       In a recent PIL on the functioning of the Lok ayukta the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High court has ordered the setting up of a Special investigation team to probe cases where the Lok ayukta police has filed a B report in cases involving Ministers/politicians( denotification of land)

QUESTIONS

  1. Who constitutes the team to select the Lok ayukta/Upa lokayukta?
  2. What matters cannot be investigated?
  3. What is the status of a Govt. servant indicted by the Lok ayukta?
  4. What happens when a report is submitted to the Govt/competent authority?
  5. Who can be appointed a Lok ayukta/Upa lokayukta
  6. How can these authorities be removed? And on what grounds?
  7. In what cases does the Lok ayukta not investigate?
  8. What are the salary/emoluments of these authorities?

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  1. The Lokayukta (also Lok Ayukta) is an anti-corruption ombudsman organization in the Indian states. The Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) headed by Morarji Desai submitted a special interim report on “Problems of Redressal of Citizen’s Grievances’ in 1966. In this report, the ARC recommended the setting up of two special authorities designated as ‘Lokpal’ and ‘Lokayukta’ for the redressal of citizens’ grievances.
    The LokAyukta, along with the Income Tax Department and the Anti Corruption Bureau, mainly helps people bring corruption amongst the politicians and officers in the government service to public attention.Many acts of the LokAyukta have not resulted in criminal or other consequences for those charged.
    The amended Lokpal Bill, which delinks the Central government from creation of state Lokayuktas, was today approved by the Union Cabinet, paving the way for its consideration by Parliament.

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