Tripura CM gave signal of making Lokayukta.

Manik SarkarAgartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar gave a clear signal of making Lokayukta functional to check corruption in the administration in the State.

Briefing the media at civil secretariat, Sarkar on Wednesday said that “It will have the office of the Chief Minister within its ambit.” In Tripura, the Bill was passed in 2008. However, it has taken time to be turned into an Act.

“We have waited for the common platform at the Central level though, no such move has been made so far,” he added.

“The State government is not adopting delay tactics. It is a sensitive subject,” Sarkar said. On February 2010, the President of India had specified her assent to the Bill. The State government has determined to bring in a new law to lend more teeth to the institution of the Lokayukta.

“We will take a decision on it soon, and the proposal would be forwarded to the Governor for his assent,” stated the Chief Minister.

A meeting was held at the State’s assembly house yesterday to confirm the formation of fresh Lokayukta body.

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