IMPHAL, June 19 - Justice Tayenjam Nandakumar Singh (retd) has been sworn in as the first chairperson of the Manipur Lokayukta along with Justice Basu Deo Agarwal (retd) and IAS officer Ameising Luikham (retd) as the judicial member and the non-judicial member respectively today.
Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-appointed chairperson and members at a ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan here.
Several ministers including Th Biswajit Singh, L Jayantakumar Singh, Karam Shyam, Th Shyamkumar Singh and V Hangkhanlian, and Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, DGP LM Khaute and other senior civil and police officials attended the ceremony.
Chief Information Commissioner Dr Soibam Ibocha Singh, Information Commissioner Oinam Sunil, acting Chairperson of the Manipur State Human Rights Commission Khaidem Mani were also present on the occasion.
Later, speaking to reporters, the newly-appointed Lokayukta Chairperson said, �We will conduct preliminary inquiries and take up complaints as we will assist the Government in maintaining transparency.�
Lokayukta is a quasi-judiciary authority for transparent administration of the State Government. Lokayukta is for the people and it will work in the interest of the people, he added.