Dimapur, April 17: Nagaland Lokayukta Justice Uma Nath Singh has notified the procedure for processing of complaint submitted to the Nagaland Lokayukta.
In an official release, Justice Uma Nath said a complaint shall be signed by the complainant and shall be made in Form I accompanied by his own affidavit in Form II and affidavits of his witnesses, if any, duly affirmed and attested by a gazetted officer/ village council chairman/ head master of the village/gaon bura of the village. “Provided that the Lokayukta or the Upa-Lokayukta, as the case may be, may in his discretion permit the filing of Forms I and II on any day subsequent to the date of filing of the original complaint.”
He said every complaint shall be accompanied by cash of Rs 20, money order, banker’s cheque or demand draft in favour of the secretary/ under secretary or registrar of the institution on any bank having a branch at Kohima for Rs 20. A complaint may be presented in person to the registrar/ secretary/ under secretary or any other officer duly authorized by Lokayukta in this behalf or be sent by registered post.
On registering of complaints, Justice Uma Nath said after any complaint is received in the Nagaland Lokayukta office, it shall be scrutinized by the registering authority designated by Lokayukta, and if the authority is satisfied that the complaint is proper, he may direct the complaint to be registered in a register maintained for that purpose.
On defects in complaint, he said if the registering authority finds that the complaint is not in accordance to the instructions or is otherwise defective, he may postpone the registration of the complaint and inform the complainant to rectify the defects within a specified time and after such compliance, he may direct the complaint to be registered.
On non-compliance, Justice Uma Nath said if the necessary requirements are not complied with within the time specified in the order of registering authority or such further time as the registering authority may allow, the complaint may be put up by him before the Lokayukta or the Upa-Lokayukta, as the case maybe, and the Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta may summarily reject such complaint or pass such other order as he deems fit in the circumstances of the case. (Page News Service)