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Nagaland to pass Lokayukta Bill in winter session of Assembly

Saturday, 18 November 2017 12:37
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Dimapur, November 17: After three days of sit-in protest by civil society groups demanding the Government to implement Lokayukta Bill in the State, Chief Minister TR Zeliang today assured ACAUT members to pass the Lokayukta Bill in the winter session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on December 14. 

In a meeting with ACAUT and Public Service Aspirants Nagaland (PSAN) representatives at the State Banquet Hall today, the chief minister assured that the State will implement the Lokayukta in the 12 Assembly session on December 14 based on the charter demand of ACAUT. 

Zeliang urged the ACAUT and Select Committee on the Nagaland Lokayukta Bill, 2015 to have a joint consultative meeting on November 20 to review the draft Lokayudha Bill. 

Chairman of the Select Committee MLA Er Levi Rengma said the State Government has drafted 36 points, while the ACAUT has drafted 59 points for the Lokayudha Bill, and therefore some points need to be reviewed according to the situation of the State before implementing the bill. He said that before passing  the bill, it needs a reference from the other states since 24 states in the country has already implemented the bill, for which the best point need to be adopted which is applicable for the state of Nagaland. 

Levi claimed that the State Government is finding it difficult to implement the Lokayukta due to instability of the Government. The ACAUT had proposed passage of the bill for the last four years.  

Er Levi also assured that the drafts will be finalised during the consultative meet on November 20.

Meanwhile Er Levi Rengma has convened a consultative meeting with the sub-committee and ACAUT on November 20, at 1 pm in the committee room of Assembly Secretariat.

He requested all members of the select committee, sub-committee and ACAUT representatives to attend the meeting. 

(Page News Service) 


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