Upa Lokayukta assumes office

I will quit if I feel I cant provide relief to peoples problems

Upa Lokayukta assumes office

Justice to people: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa greeting Justice S B Majage after he took oath as new Upa Lokayukta of State at Raj Bhavan in Bangalore on Monday. Lokayukta Santosh Hegde and Governor H R Bhardwaj look on. DH Photo

And, he made it clear that he would demit the office the day he realised that it was impossible to do justice to his post.

Interacting with media persons soon after assuming the office of Upa Lokayukta, Justice Majage said he had not accepted the office for the facilities and stature it offers.

“I will leave the office the day I feel I can’t provide relief to people’s problems,” he said.
Justice Majage took the oath of office at Raj Bhavan. Governor H R Bhardwaj administered the oath in presence of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde. The post had been vacant for the last six months, following retirement of Justice Patri Basavanagowda.

The Upa Lokayukta told reporters that as high court judge he had no opportunity to interact with the public. He had to deliver judgements based on the evidences and statements of witnesses. But as the Upa Lokayukta, he would interact with the public and enjoy the scope to handle cases with humanitarian concern.

Yeddyurappa said the government had strengthened the Lokayukta institution by filling the vacancy.

He hoped that appointment of the Upa Lokayukta would provide relief to the problems of the people.

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