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Lokayukta Appeals Odisha People Not To Be Victim Of Corruption, Free To Approach With Complaints


24 June 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: Convening the first press conference of the Odisha Lokayukta, Chairperson Justice Ajit Singh today appealed the people of the State not to be victim of corruption and they are free to approach with complaints. He also appealed the people to assist the Lokayukta in eradicating corruption from State of Odisha and in making it a corruption free State.

Addressing the special press conference, Odisha Lokayukta Chairperson Justice Ajit Singh said, “Through this press conference the Lokayukta makes an appeal to the benevolent people of Odisha not to become victim of corruption and they are free to approach the Lokayukta by making a complaint.”

He averred, “The Lokayukta assures that everything possible will be done to ensure that the complainant is not subjected to any corrupt practice by public servants.”

He further stated, “Appeal is also made to the people to assist the Lokayukta in eradicating corruption from State of Odisha and in making it a ‘corruption free’ State.”

“When this Lokayukta was established, it received 592 number of cases from the office of the erstwhile abolished institution of the Odisha Lokpal and Lokayukta. 62 number of cases have been dismissed as not maintainable and 54 number of cases involving allegation of corruption against the public servants have been taken up. 476 number of matters involving personal grievances have been transferred to the Government. So far 28 number of new complaints have instituted before this Lokayukta. So, in total, 82 number of cases are on the Board of Lokayukta as on today,” Justice Singh listed out.

Justice Ajit Singh also stated that the body of Lokayukta is yet to be fully established but has been established substantially and the Government is wholeheartedly cooperating to make the Lokayukta of this State a “Model Lokayukta”.

He reiterated that the purpose of calling this press conference is to bring awareness among the simple people of the State about the establishment of Lokayukta so that they do not become victim of corruption and assist the Lokayukta in making the State free from corruption.

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Justice Ajit Singh, Chairperson, Lokayukta, Odisha