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Lokayukta Bill to be tabled soon; Puducherry CM

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

The government today said it would soon table a bill in the assembly to set up the institution of Lokayukta.

V Narayanasamy made the announcment in the territorial assembly today during zero hour.

With opposition A Anbalagan pressing the government to set up the Lokayukta, the said the Bill would be introduced soon.

Earlier, the pointed out that the government had passed a Bill yesterday to set up the Lokayukta and wondered why the territorial government had not yet done so.

The Lokayukta is empowered to probe into allegations of against serving and former ministers, including the chief minister, sitting or retired legislators and state government employees.

To a plea from another member K A U Asana, M O H said the government would provide Rs 16,940 each to 129 people as part of the Haj subsidy to each of the 129 people undertaking the pilgrimage from the Union Territory.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 21:15 IST