IMPHAL, February 27: The much awaited Manipur Lokayukta Bill, 2014 has been introduced in the Manipur Legislative Assembly sitting by the leader of the House, Okram Ibobi Singh today.
In a landmark move, the Bill was passed unopposed by the collective members of the House.
The Lokyukta Bill is to provide the establishment of a Lokayukta body for the State of Manipur to inquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries. The Bill will become an Act and shall extend to the whole of the State and come into force after notification in the official gazette.
If established, the Lokyukta shall consist of a chairperson who has been a Chief Justice of a High Court or one who fills the eligibility, two members of whom one shall be appointed as judicial member. The chairperson shall be appointed by the Governor after obtaining the recommendations of the Chief Minister, Speaker of the House, leader of the opposition, the chief justice of the High Court of Manipur, an eminent jurist as recommended by the Chairperson.
The Manipur Municipalities (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2014 and The Manipur Public Service Commission (additional functions) Bill, 2014 has been introduced in the House by Okram Ibobi and passed. Revenue minister, Th Devendro also introduced the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2014 in the House and was passed unanimously.