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'Ask Delhi government to appoint Lokayukta'

Ask Delhi government to appoint Lokayukta

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 11: A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions for the AAP government to fill up the post of lokayukta, which has been lying vacant since November 2013. The PIL filed by Sat Prakash Ra, a former legislator, said that though the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government assumed charge on February 14, it has not yet taken any steps for the appointment of the Lokayukta and Uplokayukta here. The plea filed against the Arvind Kejriwal government, Lt.Governor jeeb Jung and central government sought “immediate appointment” of Lokayukta saying the non-appointment is “adding to the pendency of cases and more importantly, has blocked a legal right of the residents of Delhi”. The plea said the petitioner made enquiries at the office of the Lokayukta, which is currently a functiol office, and where complaints and petitions are being accepted on a daily basis. “That in other words, public money is being expended in running the office of the Lokayukta, without there being any Lokayukta to justify the expenditure. This amounts to a significant waste of public money, for which the Delhi government and LG are squarely responsible,” the plea stated. (IANS)

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