Lokayukta Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao against amending Lokayukta Act: 24 Feb 2014

 Summary: Rao also explained to the governor the demerits of setting up of an independent ‘vigilance commission’ under the supervision of an IAS officer. “If the new Act is implemented, then the entire existing Lokayukta system would collapse,” he reportedly told the governor.

Bangalore: Unhappy with the Karnataka Lokayukta Bill-2014, which has been drafted on the lines of the Centre’s Lokpal Act, Lokayukta justice Y Bhaskar Rao met governor HR Bhardwaj on Sunday and urged him to stop the government from tabling the bill in the assembly.

The government plans to table to bill in the assembly on Monday. According to sources, Rao told Bhardwaj that the state has the best Lokayukta structure and there is no need to bring in any change. He also explained to the governor the demerits of the proposed bill.

According to sources in the Lokayukta, Rao requested Bhardwaj to direct the government not to introduce the bill during the ongoing assembly session. “Our state has one of the best Lokayukta Acts and it is a model structure for the rest of the country. Such a powerful Lokayukta Act should not to be changed. And if it is done, it will curb the powers of the Lokayukta,” he is quoted by sources as telling the governor.

Rao also explained to the governor the demerits of setting up of an independent ‘vigilance commission’ under the supervision of an IAS officer. “If the new Act is implemented, then the entire existing Lokayukta system would collapse,” he reportedly told the governor.

mybangalore@dnaindia.net . Published Date:  Feb 24, 2014

 

Published Date:  Feb 24, 2014

…………. dna correspondent @dnaofblr

http://epaper.dnaindia.com/story.aspx?id=19341&boxid=31641&ed_date=2014-2-24&ed_code=860009&ed_page=3

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