Sikkim Lokayukta Bill gets presidential nod

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 14:32

Gangtok: The Sikkim Lokayukta Bill has got the Presidential assent turning it into an act seeking to check corruption in the state, official sources said on Tuesday.

After the passage in Sikkim Assembly on December 29, 2010, the Bill was sent on the same day to the state Governor who, in turn, forwarded it for Presidential nod on January 13, 2011.

The Bill got the signature of the then President Pratibha Patil on July 16, 2012, nearly 20 months after it was passed in the state House.
The delay in getting the President`s signature could be the effort of the Central government to formulate and pass the Lokpal Bill, the sources said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 14:32
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