Monday, October 10, 2011

Goa assembly passes Lokayukta Bill 2011


Panaji, Oct 5 (IBNS) Goa Legislative Assembly unanimously passed the State Lokayukta Bill 2011 on the first day of the assembly session Wednesday.

The state cabinet on Oct 3 had given nod to the Lokayukta Bill 2003 with two amendments suggested by the Centre and has been named as Goa Lokayukta Bill 2011.

Goa Lokayukta Bill 2003, approved by the state assembly on January 25, 2007 was sent for the Governor's assent on August 11, 2007 and subsequently forwarded to the central government to be referred to the President on Oct 12, 2007.

The central government then raised several queries and suggested changes on the Bill forcing the state government to withdraw it subsequently.

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