Lokayukta, Odisha presented Third Annual Report for the year 2021 to Governor

Bhubaneswar : On 19.04.2022, the Chairperson and Members of Lokayukta, Odisha met the Governor of Odisha and presented the Third Annual Report for the year, 2021. During discussion, the Chairperson of Lokayukta, Justice Ajit Singh apprised that despite the pandemic, altogether 884 number of cases were disposed of during the year, 2021.

He also drew the attention of the Governor, Odisha about the existing form of making Complaint as provided in Odisha Lokayukta (Procedure of filing of Complaint) Rules, 2020 which is too cumbersome and deterrent for people. To rectify this issue, the Lokayukta have recommended the State Government to substitute the same with a more simpler one, so that people will be encouraged to appeal to the Lokayukta against corruption.

At the time of presentation of the Annual Report, Shri Justice Bijay Kumar Nayak, Member (Judicial), Dr. Debabrata Swain and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma, Members of the Lokayukta, Secretary, Director of Inquiry and Director of Prosecution were present.