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Karnataka Lokayukta Name To Be Sent To Governor: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

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Karnataka Lokayukta Name To Be Sent To Governor: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

According to the Karnataka Lokayukta act, a person to be appointed as Lokayukta shall be a person who has held the office of a Judge of the Supreme Court or that of the Chief Justice of a High Court.

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said government will send its recommendation for the post of Karnataka Lokayukta to the Governor in the next couple of days.
     
"Consultation has been done, they have given their opinion....government will take a decision; in two three days, we will send it to the Governor," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Bengaluru.
     
Asked about pressure from certain sections that a Kannadiga should be made Lokayukta, he said "the list consists of Kannadiga names, also others. We will decide and send to the Governor."
     
Official sources have said the government was keen on Supreme Court Judge Justice Vikramjit Sen who was to retire on December 31.
     
The government also evinced interest in the names of NHRC acting Chairperson Justice Cyriac Joseph and former Chairperson of Karnataka State Human Rights Commission Justice SR Nayak to replace Justice Bhaskar Rao who resigned over an alleged extortion racket in the anti-graft ombudsman's office involving his son.
     
According to the Karnataka Lokayukta act, a person to be appointed as Lokayukta shall be a person who has held the office of a Judge of the Supreme Court or that of the Chief Justice of a High Court.
     
He or she shall be appointed on the advice tendered by the Chief Minister in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka, the Chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council, the Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly and leaders of the opposition in both the houses.

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