Will appoint Lokayukta within three months: Nagaland tells SC

New Delhi:The Nagaland government on Wednesday gave an undertaking before the Supreme Court that it would appoint the state Lokayukta within three months. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, which was hearing a PIL seeking appointment of an anti-graft ombudsman in every state, took note of the affidavit of the Nagaland chief secretary […]

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12 states to appointed Lokayukta : SC

 The Supreme Court today asked the chief secretaries of 12 states to specify why they have not appointed a Lokayukta. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi also asked the chief secretary of Odisha to apprise the court about the status of the Lokayukta in state and said the apex court has no […]

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Allahabad HC quashes prev SP govt’s order exempting Lokayukta from RTI

The Allahabad High Court has ruled that the Lokayukta is within the purview of the Right to Information Act, quashing a 2012 notification that kept the anti-corruption ombudsmen out of the transparency law’s ambit. Rejecting the plea of the government counsel that the notification was just and lawful, the Lucknow bench of the high court […]

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HC irked with Lokayukta’s functioning

The Bombay High Court has expressed shock over the arbitrary manner in which Maharashtra Lokayukta was functioning and warned its chief with a contempt notice if it fails to comply with the court’s orders. A division bench of justices V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi was irked when it was informed that Lokayukta M L […]

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Delhi HC to Centre:Decide PIL for setting up Lokayukta in all states

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Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to take a decision within three months on a PIL seeking setting up of an “effective, impartial, independent and strong” Lokayukta in all the states of the country. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked the Ministry of Law and Justice to […]

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AG seeks time in ACB case, matter posted to April 20

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The State Advocate General Madhu R Naik today sought time for seeking certain instructions from Karnataka government in a case pertaining to operation of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). Granting time to facilitate the Advocate General toseek instructions from the government, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherejee and Justice Ravi Malimath posted the matter for […]

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Lokayukta appointment:Delhi High Court seeks govt reply on BJP leader’s plea

The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government to respond to a plea alleging that they did not consult BJPleader Vijender Gupta on appointing the Lokayukta even though he was the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly. Justice V P Vaish also sought replies from the Centre and Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi […]

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HC seeks reply from UP govt on PIL on Lokayukta

The Allahabad High Court today asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file its counter-affidavit on a PIL challenging the process of selection of a new Lokayukta for the state. A division bench comprising justices Rakesh Tiwari and Mukhtar Ahmed directed the state’s Chief Standing Counsel to produce the affidavit before the court on the next […]

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UP Lokayukta Act ammendment under SC scanner

The Supreme Court today agreed to decide the constitutional validity of the amendment to the UP Lokayukta Act which was allegedly done to grant an extension of two years to incumbent Lokayukta Justice (retd) N K Mehrotra. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and asked it […]

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Karnataka High Court:Two day time given to appoint Lokayukta

The Karnataka High Court gave two days’ time to Advocate-General S. Vijay Shankar to get instructions from the government in appointment of Lokayukta and also pointed out that “the Government is violating the Karnataka Lokayukta Act”.  Observing that the “public is getting restless” because of the failure to appoint the Lokayukta for the past 10 […]

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