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Odisha Assembly Passes New Lokayukta Bill

The Odisha assembly Friday unanimously passed a bill to set up a state Lokayukta, a board which will adjudicate cases of corruption, bringing under its purview the chief minister a... More The Odisha assembly Friday unanimously passed a bill to set up a state Lokayukta, a board which will adjudicate cases of corruption, bringing under its purview the chief minister and the council of ministers, among many others. An official said, the Lokayukta was mandated by the Lokpal Bill of 2013 that was approved by both houses of parliament and endorsed by President Pranab Mukherjee. Under the Lokpal Bill, each state must pass a Lokayukta Act within a year. Odisha became the first state to adopt its Lokayukta in roughly one-and-half months' time. Less

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