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Odisha Lokayukta to be functional by April 8

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The on Monday informed the that the Lokayukta in the state will start functioning by April 8 this year.

The process of appointing the Lokayukta will be completed by March 31 and it will start functioning by April 8, informed the in an affidavit.

Aditya said: "The has filed an affidavit before the apex court informing that the Lokayukta appointment process will be completed by April 8."

Padhi deposed before a three-member bench of the apex court headed by over the appointment of the Lokayukta.

said the selection committee of the Lokayukta will meet on Tuesday.

Naveen Patnaik, Narasingh Mishra, Pradip Amat, of Orissa High Court K.S. Jhaveri and former will be present, said sources.

Last year in December, the had constituted a seven-member headed by Justice to recommend names for the selection.

Odisha was the first state to pass the Lokayukta Bill in the Assembly in February 2014. However, the had not taken any step to make it functional.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:04 IST
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