Dehra Dun: Just two days after it was passed
in the state assembly, Governor Margaret Alva on Thursday gave her
assent to the Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011.
The bill was passed by the state assembly unanimously on
Tuesday night following a marathon discussion.
The Bill was signed by the Governor in the presence of
Chief Minister BC Khanduri who was present when the assent
was given, a Raj Bhavan spokeswoman said.
Alva also asked Khanduri to implement the Act in the
same spirit in which it was brought in the state.
"I am happy that such a wonderful bill was passed in
Uttarakhand. I am very happy that Uttarakhand has become the
first state to bring such a strong law to fight corruption",
Alva told Khanduri.
Team Anna has welcomed the Bill saying it is "in toto"
with its Jan Lokpal Bill.