After 2 years, Goa again begins process of appointing Lokayukta

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 06 October 2015 19:37 IST

Goa government has finally begun the process of appointing Lokayukta, after keeping the post vacant for almost two years.

Besides getting names of retired chief justices of high court and retired judges of the Supreme Court, the government has also issued an advertisement.

Applications are invited for both the posts – Lokayukta and Up-Lokayukta.

The last date of applying is 30 October.

A press communiqué issued in this regard stated that the candidates fulfilling the qualification as provided under the Goa Lokayukta Act would be selected.

In addition to the applications, the government would also seek the names of the judges from the high court and the Supreme Court, stated the press note.

 

Goa government has appealed to the interested eligible candidates to submit their application with self-attested copies of educational qualification and experience in the field of law and administration of justices.

The application is to made to the Director, Directorate of Vigilance, situated at Serra Building, near all India Radio Station, Altinho, Panaji-Goa.

After amending the Goa Lokayukta Act, Goa government had appointed Justice P Sudarshan Reddy as Goa’s first Lokayukta in March 2013.

However, he had resigned within seven months, in October, citing personal reasons.

Since then, there was no new Lokayukta appointed.

In fact chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar had told the Assembly in July that it cannot find a suitable candidate.

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