Goa Appoints Justice P.K. Mishra As Lokayukta

Retired Justice P K Mishra would be most probably the Lokayukta for Goa.Goa government has recommended his name to Governor Mridula Sinha.

According to the Chief Minister of Goa that in Lokayukta Act, the Governor is the final authority to appoint the Lokayukta on the advice tendered by the Chief Minister, in consultation with the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court and the Leader of the Opposition. In October 2013, the first Goa Lokayukta, Justice (retd) B Sudarshan Reddy, had quit from his post citing personal reasons. He had assumed charge in March 2013.   His resignation left investigations of 21 cases, including the crucial illegal mining scam and the recruitments in government department, pending before the ombudsman in the State.

Since then, government was dilly dallying over the appointment of his successor, claiming that no retired judge was available. Justice Mishra, former chief justice of Patna high court, has served the state as the chairman of Goa Human Rights Commission. His performance at the Commission has been exemplary.  His term was over recently. He has also been armed with an equally competent retried IAS officer, Mathew Samuel, as the secretary of Lokayukta. 

About Lokayukta Act:
The Lokayukta 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, mainly helps people publicise corruption among the Politicians and Government Officials. Many acts of the LokAyukta have resulted in criminal or other consequences for those charged.

Extra info:
1. Governor of Goa – Mridula Sinha
2. Chief Minister – Laxmikant Parsekar 

So lets do:
1. Who is the former chairman of Goa Human Rights Commission?
2. Recently who is appointed as New lokayukta for Goa?
3. Who is the Governor of Goa?

Source – The Hindu


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