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Haryana Lokayukta will now take cognizance of its motu in cases of corruption and malfeasance. After the Supreme Court’s decision eight months ago, there is no longer any need to wait for complaints to arrive in these cases. He himself will be able to issue investigative orders against agents involved in corruption and deliberately suspend people’s jobs.
Retired Lokayukta Judge Haripal Verma said he can take cognizance of corruption in any matter related to the public. Complaints will only be required in special cases. The Supreme Court issued its decision eight months ago to intervene in cases of corruption and malafida. After a detailed study, we will implement it soon.
The Lokayukta should take cognizance of the cases of Revenue Department officers for not marking people on time, not removing illegal encroachments by Panchayat representatives, not promoting, corruption in development works, not working as per rules of Haryana Urban Development Authority. officials.can. All these issues are related to the citizens and because of the arbitrariness of the officials, people have to face many problems.
Prepare the report of the last exercise
Lokayukta Judge Haripal Verma has prepared the last year’s report. He assumed office on July 19, 2021, since then he has produced reports based on resolved complaints up to March 31, 2022 and recommendations sent to the government. The report will be sent to Governor Bandaru Dattatreya soon. The office of Lokayukta has sought time from Raj Bhavan for this.
The need for these powers by the government
- Processing in cases of corruption and control over the investigative agency.
- In case of contempt of the orders, a contempt case can be prosecuted as a High Court.
- Right to act on behalf of the government in all matters
- Protection of those who expose corruption
Fewer complaints for major corruption cases
Fewer complaints of major corruption cases reach Lokayukta. Complaints may have been filed only in some cases related to corruption of politicians, while the main purpose of appointment of Lokpal and Lokayukta is to check white collar corruption.
Reduced powers in the Chautala government
Former Chief Minister Bansilal made the Haryana Lokpal Act in 1999 and appointed Allahabad High Court Labor Judge IP Vashisht as the first Lokpal. At that time, the Lokpal had the right to investigate the corruption of any minister and officer by taking cognizance of its motu. Former Chief Minister Omprakash Chautala, during his tenure, curtailed the powers of Lokpal by giving it the status of Lokayukta. The Haryana Lokayukta Act, enacted in 2002, took away the right to investigate any minister and official by taking their cognizance.