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Powers and Functions of Lokayukta/Upa-Lokayukta

  • In order to improve the standard of Public Administration through Investigation of Complaint against Public functionaries, the Assam Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act, 1985 (Assam Act XX of 1985) was introduced which received the assent of the Hon’ble President of India on 12th December’1986 and thereafter, the Assam Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Rules were framed in 1988 vide Notification No.PLA.193/83 dated the 20th January’1989. Accordingly, the Lokayukta Organization was set up on 20th January’1989 in Assam. Since its inception, the Lokayukta Organization is working to investigate a complaint of “allegation” and “grievance” against Public functionaries including Ministers and other Elected Authorities. List of the Hon’ble Justice who held the Office of the Lokayukta/Upa-Lokayukta, Assam is shown below:

    Sl. NoNAME OF LOKAYUKTA AND UPA-LOKAYUKTAPERIOD OF HOLDING CHARGE
    FROMTO
    1.Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.C Das, Lokayukta Assam01/02/198931/01/1994
    2. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. K. Manisana Singh, Lokayukta, Assam10/02/199421/03/1995
    3.Hon’ble Mr. Justice D.N. Baruah, Upa-Lokayukta, Assam01/03/200128/02/2002
    4.Hon’ble Mr. Justice P. C. Phukan, Upa-Lokayukta, Assam03/03/200630/11/2007
    5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice D. Biswas, Upa-Lokayukta, Assam28/04/201031/08/2012
    6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice H. Barua, Upa-Lokayukta, Assam07/05/2014  31/10/2016
    7.Hon’ble Mr. Justice C.R. Sarma, Upa-Lokayukta, Assam14/03/2017 

    To strengthen the Lokayukta Organization, the following steps have been taken:

    • To increase the awareness among the people about the Lokayukta & Upa-Lokayuktas Act, advertisements have been published in local newspapers in Assam.
    • Office of the Lokayukta, Assam has launched a website “assamlokayukta.gov.in” incorporating the history, various provisions of Lokayukta, Assam, the powers and functions of Lokayukta and the relief it can offer for redressing the grievances of the aggrieved persons.
    • Further, necessary directions have been given to all Deputy Commissioners and the Sub-Divisional Officers (Civil) to constitute a Lokayukta Cell in their respective Offices.
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