Recruitment of Lokayukta in three months in Uttarakhand latest news today in hindi

Recruitment of Lokayukta in three months in UK Uttarakhand latest news update 2023

Nainital High Court freezes the salary of the employees

Latest Updated 26/08/2023: The High Court has taken a strict stand regarding the appointment of the Lokayukta in Uttarakhand. Rejecting the appeal of the state government to give time of six months, the court has given the last chance and asked to appoint the Lokayukta within three months. While hearing the matter on Friday, a division bench of Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rakesh Thapliyal also said that until the Lokayukta is appointed, the employees should not be paid salaries from the Lokayukta office. If it wants, the government can take the work of other departments from them and pay them.

Ravi Shankar Joshi, a resident of Haldwani, had filed a public interest litigation in the High Court for the appointment of the Lokayukta. The petition stated that the state government has not yet appointed the Lokayukta. While two to three crore rupees are being spent every year in the name of Lokayukta. Strict action is being taken against corruption by Lokayukta in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, but Lokayukta is not being deployed in Uttarakhand despite several scams. Every small matter has to be brought to the High Court.

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All the investigation agencies are under the government, it has also been said in the PIL that at present all the investigation agencies of Uttarakhand are under the government. Whose complete control is in the hands of the political leadership of Uttarakhand. There is no investigation agency in the state which can file a case of corruption against any gazetted officer without the prior permission of the government.

Vigilance is also a part of police

Vigilance, which is being promoted in the name of free and fair investigation in the state, is also a part of the state police. Whose complete control remains with the Chief Minister's Office, Police Headquarters. That's why Lokayukta should be appointed as soon as possible for a completely transparent, independent and fair investigation system.

State government's appeal rejected

If the government wants, it can pay the employees by taking work in other departments

An appeal was made in the High Court on behalf of the government that six months' time should be given for the appointment of the Lokayukta. But the court rejected the govt's appeal.

  • 02 to 3 crores are being spent every year in the name of Lokayukta
  • Government's appeal to give time of 06 months rejected