Nagaland Lokayukta appointment under process: CM

Nagaland Lokayukta appointment under process: CM
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Kohima, Septemeber 20: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that as per the decision of the Search Committee for appointment of Lokayukta in the State, the P&AR Department has written to the Registrar of Gauhati High Court to suggest panel of names for further discussion with the
Chief Justice of Gauhati Court, Speaker and the Leader of Opposition to be appointed as the Lokayukta.
In a written reply to a query raised by MLA Yitachu on the follow up action of the Nagaland Lokayukta Bill 2017 which was passed in the Assembly last year, Rio informed that the Nagaland Lokayukta Bill, 2017 after the assent of the Governor of Nagaland on December 21, 2012 was laid in the Assembly and the Nagaland Lokayukta Act 2017 (Act No.1 of 2018) was published in the Nagaland Gazette vide Notification No LAW/Bill/6-2018 dated January 23, 2018.
He informed the House that the P&AR Department has constituted the Search Committee for appointment of Lokayukta vide O.M dated July 11 last.
However, Rio informed that the Search Committee held a meeting on August 30 last and decided to write to Registrar of Gauhati High Court to suggest panel of names for further discussion with the Chief Justice of Gauhati Court, Speaker and the Leader of Opposition as per the provision of the Act.
The P&AR department had written to the Registrar General, Gauhati High Court and also to the Advocate General, Nagaland, Camp New Delhi. Rio, however said that the replies from them are still awaited. (Page News Service)