Goa Cabinet approves Lokayukta bill

Last Updated: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 19:17

Panaji: Goa Cabinet on Monday approved Goa
Lokayukta Bill, 2011, which would be placed before the state
Legislative Assembly during the session beginning from October
5.

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, briefing reporters after
the Cabinet meeting, said certain amendments suggested by the
Centre had been made.

"We will table the bill during the coming session," he
said.

Goa Lokayukta Bill, 2003, which had been passed by the
Assembly in 2007, was sent back when it was forwarded for
Presidential sanction. The Union government recommended a few
changes.

Civil society groups in the state have been demanding
that Goa have a Lokayukta.

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde had recently
said that in view of illegal mining and Coastal Regulation
Zone scams, Goa needed a Lokayukta.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 19:17

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