Lokayukta bill expected within fortnight

PTI, PANAJI | 07 April 2012 19:22 IST

Goa government said the Presidential assent to the state's Lokayukta bill is expected within a fortnight.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava was following up the Goa Lokayukta Bill's progress. 

"We will get the assent in the next 15 days as we are addressing all the queries raised by Centre," Parrikar said here. 

BJP had promised in its election manifesto to set up Lokayukta within 100 days of coming to power. 

Parrikar said a department of union government had raised a question about the Goa bill, pointing out that the Centre itself was in the process of passing Lokpal Bill. 

The Chief Minister said while Lokpal Bill may take time to get passed, the office of Lokayukta, once created in the state, can continue even after Lokpal Bill becomes an Act. 

"Even if you have Lokpal, Lokayukta will continue, except that wherever there is a clash between both the bodies, the central Act will prevail," Parrikar said. 

The Goa Lokayukta Bill was passed by the Assembly during the tenure of Digambar Kamat government and was sent to the President in January. 

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The Goa List of suspect criminals ,looters,fraudsters,money launderers, illegal miners and other scamsters,will not be difficult.It is a small State,but had big criminals and plenty of them.The persons that feature on everyones lips is -Babush Monseratte,Jennifer Monseratte Churchill Alemao, Joaquim Alemao, Valanka Alemao, Yuri Alemao,Ravi Naik, Roy Naik, Pratapsingh Rane, Viswajitt Rane, Pandu Madkaikar,Digamber Kamat,Dinar Tarcar,Mauvin Godinho,Dyanand Mandrekar,Babu Azagaonkar,Jose Philip D`souza,Alexio Sequeira.All these mentioned have cleaned out Goa of all its wealth.Our cupboards are now bare.The names featured here are just a sample.Their accountants and henchmen are also poptential criminals.

- N.Fernandes, London | 08 th April 2012 13:43

 

The Lokayukta (also Lok Ayukta) is an anti-corruption ombudsman organization in the Indian states.

The Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) headed by Morarji Desai submitted a special interim report on "Problems of Redressal of Citizen's Grievances' in 1966. In this report, the ARC recommended the setting up of two special authorities designated as 'Lokpal' and 'Lokayukta' for the redressal of citizens' grievances.

The LokAyukta along with the Income Tax Department and the Anti Corruption Bureau helps people bring corruption to the fore mainly amongst the politicians and officers in the government service. Owing to this, many acts of the LokAyukta have not resulted in criminal or other consequences for those charged.

List of politicians in India charged with corruption (partial list)

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1.Prakash Singh Badal Chief Minister of Punjab Cheating, Possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income Acquitted after witnesses turned hostile.

2.Sukhbir Singh Badal Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Cheating, Possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income, Intimidating journalists, Acquitted after witnesses turned hostile, Other cases still pending

3.Ashok Chavan Chief Minister of Maharashtra Adarsh Housing Society Scam Accused by CBI, trial pending

4.Suresh Jain Minister for food and civil supplies, Maharashtra Corruption in Jalgaon District Co-operative Bank ,Implicated by the Sawant Comission

5.Balram Jakhar Union Minister and Speaker Hawala (illegal foreign exchange) case Acquitted of all charges

6.Pratap Singh Kairon Chief Minister of Punjab Corruption Commission of inquiry Indicted him. Resigned. Finally assassinated

7.Suresh Kalmadi Member of Parliament Criminal conspiracy and cheating related to 2010 Commonwealth Games Indicted and arrested, released on bail

8.M. K. Kanimozhi Member of Parliament 2G spectrum scam Indicted and arrested, released on bail

9.Jagir Kaur Minister,Punjab Government Conspiracy to murder her own daughter Trial continuing

10.Madhu Koda Chief Minister of Jharkhand Rs 40000 crores (USD 8.8 bn) graft money case In jail since 2009, investigation continues .

11. R.Balakrishna Pillai Minister, Kerala Government Idamalayar Dam Graft case Convicted, serving sentence .

12.A. Raja Union Cabinet Minister for Communications and Information Technology 2G spectrum scam Indicted and arrested, Awaiting trial

13. Sukh Ram Telecom Minister Corruption Sentenced to five years imprisonment by lower court. As of January 2012, he is out on bail,

14.P. V. Narasimha Rao (deceased) Prime Minister Alleged offering of bribes, alleged framing of V.P. Singh, and cheating Lakhubhai Pathak Higher court overturned conviction in the first case and the trial court acquitted him in the other two cases .

15. Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy Member of Parliament Accumulating huge wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income Charge sheeted by CBI ,Awaiting prosecution .

16. Pinarayi Vijayan Kerala State Secretary of CPIM SNC-Lavalin case. Awaiting prosecution.

17. Lalu Prasad Yadav Chief Minister of Bihar, Minister of Railways Fodder scam, others acquitted in 2006 .

18. B. S. Yeddyurappa Former Chief Minister of Karnataka Illegal mining scam Surrendered to Lokayukta court, was in judicial custody for 22 days, released on bail.

19. G. Janardhana Reddy Member of Legislative Council, Government of Karnataka Illegal mining scam In judicial custody in Hyderabad.

20. Virbhadra Singh Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Union Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Misuse of official position (chief minister) and criminal conduct, Chargesheet filed in court of special Judge BL Soni.

Now lets see how many GOA ministers are appended in this list ....

- Mahesh Thali, Thane , Bombay | 07 th April 2012 21:40

 

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