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State Lokayukta To Be Appointed By August

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday announced that the Lokayukta for the state would be appointed by August this year.

Speaking to media persons, Parrikar informed that the process to appoint Lokayukta and set up infrastructure to house his office will start now. He further informed that the Goa Lokayukta Bill 2011 got the approval from President of India in a record time of 65 days and the state Government was following up the file at each stage.

In his personal opinion, he felt that preferably a retired judge from the State might get appointed as Lokayukta, and further added that Lokayukta will be appointed by the governor in consultation with the chief minister who will consult the high court and Leader of Opposition before finalising the name.

The state government will also appoint a deputy Lokayukta to assist the Lokayukta. The cases related to ‘big fishes’ would be handled by Lokayukta, he said and further added that every politician who has done wrong should be ready to face the consequences.

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