Dimapur, November 2: Following news report that the Government of Nagaland has given commitment to the Supreme Court to appoint Lokayukta within three months, the ACAUT Nagaland has asked the State Government to immediately advertise the post for the Lokayukta and Upalokayukta in at least 5 leading national news papers for not less than 4 days.
This, the ACAUT said, is because as per the criteria of the Nagaland Lokayukta Act 2017, it is unlikely that anyone from Nagaland would meet the criteria to be a Lokayukta or an Upalokayukta member.
“The Government of Nagaland must immediately advertise and seek names in at least 5 leading national news papers for Lokayukta and Upalokayukta and then the three member committee may finalize from the applicants for Lokayukta as per the section 4 of the Nagaland Lokayukta Act, 2017, after which in consultation with the Lokayukta as per section-3(3) member for Upalokayukta may be selected from among applicants as per section 4 of Nagaland Lokayukta Act 2017,” it said in a press release.
ACAUT also stated that the Supreme Court’s observation and dissatisfaction with the State Government’s submissions in support of amendments to a local law to ensure the Chief Minister’s role in selection and appointment of Lokayukta is correct and justified.
(Page News Service)