Former SC judge to be sworn-in as Goa Lokayukta on Mar 16

Former Supreme Court Judge B Sudharsan Reddy will be sworn in as Lokayukta of Goa on March 16,Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.

The state Cabinet today approved the appointment of Reddy as Lokayukta for Goa, the first one to hold the charge after Goa Lokayukta Bill 2013 was passed on the floor of the House.
"Goa Governor will swear in Reddy on March 16 as Lokayukta of the state, who will take two-three more weeks to start functioning," Parrikar said.

The Lokayukta will have a liberty to chose his own staff, which would be taken on deputation from the government services, he said.

A police officer of the rank of deputy superintendent would be attached to Lokayukta, he said. The state government has already identified a few complaints that would be filed before the Lokayukta, but it will happen only in May this year, as the state Legislative Assembly session begins from March 18, Parrikar added.

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