The Puducherry government today said it would soon table a bill in the assembly to set up the institution of Lokayukta.
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy made the announcment in the territorial assembly today during zero hour.
The Lokayukta is empowered to probe into allegations of corruption against serving and former ministers, including the chief minister, sitting or retired legislators and state government employees.
To a plea from another AIADMK member K A U Asana, Industries Minister M O H Shah Jahan 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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