L-G Jung set to pick Delhi Lokayukta on October 20

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 17, 2015 09:15 IST
Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung will decide the name of the Delhi Lokayukta, a post which has been vacant for nearly two years. (HT Photo)

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung will convene a meeting on October 20 to decide the name of the Delhi Lokayukta.

The state law department has proposed a panel of three former judges for the appointment of Lokayukta. The names include retired Orissa high court Chief Justice Bilak Nazki, retired Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and former Delhi high court judge Rewa Khetrapal.

Sources said the meeting will be attended by Delhi high court Chief Justice, the state chief minister and the leader of opposition.

The Delhi government on September 17 had told the Delhi high court that the Lokayukta will be appointed by October 28. On September 26, last year, the high court had asked the lieutenant governor to initiate the process to fill the post of the Lokayukta, saying statutory provisions make it mandatory on the part of the State to ensure that the post is filled up “without any delay”.

The post of the anti-corruption ombudsman has been lying vacant for nearly two years.

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