Karnataka BJP MLA and son’s bribery scandal: History, powers of the state’s Lokayukta

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Polity – Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Source: Indian Express Context: The Lokayukta has seized over Rs 8 crore of unaccounted cash from the residence and office of a BJP MLA, who was serving as the chairperson of the Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) …

Maharashtra passes Lokayukta Bill that brings CM under the ambit of the anti-corruption body

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Source: Scroll Context: This bill will replace the 1971 Lokayukta bill     Important provisions of the Maharastra Bill: Will need assembly approval: Lokayukta will need to seek the approval of two-thirds of the total strength of the …

Lokpal fails to give prosecution sanction to anyone in nearly three years:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important Statutory Bodies.   Context: The Lokpal has failed to provide prosecution sanction to public servants charged with corruption since its constitution nearly three years ago, according to an RTI reply by the anti-graft ombudsman.   Other issues: The appointments of directors of inquiry and prosecution, the two top personnel …

Lokpal and Lokayutka as the ombudsmen for anti-corruption are under performing and needs reforms for it achieve their true potential and ensure accountability in the administration.  Examine.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3. Lokpal and Lokayutka as the ombudsmen for anti-corruption are under performing and needs reforms for it achieve their true potential and ensure accountability in the administration.  Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: New Indian Express Why the question: The …

Kerala’s proposal to limit Lokayukta’s powers:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Context: The Kerala government has proposed to amend the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act with an ordinance. This move has drawn criticism from the opposition.   Changes proposed: The government can “either accept or reject the verdict …

Lokayukta

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Lokayukta: Context: The Supreme Court has issued notice on a plea filed by the State of Nagaland for a direction to its Lokayukta to cease exercising his powers and functions and transfer all his work to the Upa-Lokayukta. What’s the …