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Consultation on proposed Lokayukta Bill

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By EMN Updated: Sep 27, 2017 11:49 pm
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Dimapur, Sep. 27 (EMN): The ‘select committee’ appointed by the state government to study the Lokayukta Bill, 2015, held a meeting on Tuesday last at Kohima with members of Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT), and representatives from departments concerned.
This was informed through a press release issued on Wednesday by legislator, Levi Rengma who is also the chairman of the select committee.
“Elaborate deliberation was held on the suggestions made by the ACAUT on the Bill. On the request of the members of ACAUT, the select committee had agreed to have one more sitting with them. The consultative meeting was very cordial and progressive,” it informed.
The statement from the committee, however, did not specify the “suggestions” reported to have been made by the ACAUT representatives.
When contacted, ACAUT members who attended said meeting informed that they had shared reservations over the content of ‘section 26’ of the proposed Lokayukta Bill for Nagaland. This particular section, the ACAUT member informed, relates to the ‘powers and functions’ of the Lokayukta.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 27, 2017 11:49:39 pm