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Tripura to put all ranks of officials under Lokayukta

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AGARTALA, March 2 (IANS): The Left Front government in Tripura would soon amend the necessary law to bring government employees of all levels under the Lokayukta (ombudsman) to curb corruption, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced here Friday.

Sarkar, who also holds the law department, replying to a query of Opposition Congress legislator Sudip Roy Barman, told the assembly: "The Lokayukta act would soon be amended to bring all levels of government employees and officials under its jurisdiction."

The chief minister said the state government recently suspended eight senior civil service officials on corruption charges.

Sarkar said: "The anti-corruption authority would inquire into any accusation and charges against public functionaries from the level of village head to chief minister."

"If complaints of any irregularity in Tripura are put forward, even from anonymous person, the Lokayukta can take action," he said.

Tripura is the first state in the eastern and northeastern India to have a Lokayukta -- former Guwahati and Gujarat High Court Judge Pradip Kumar Sarkar was recently appointed Tripura's Lokayukta to deal with complaints of corruption.

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Tripura to put all ranks of officials under Lokayukta

AGARTALA, March 2 (IANS): The Left Front government in Tripura would soon amend the necessary law to bring government employees of all levels under the Lokayukta (ombudsman) to curb corruption, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced here Friday.

Sarkar, who also holds the law department, replying to a query of Opposition Congress legislator Sudip Roy Barman, told the assembly: "The Lokayukta act would soon be amended to bring all levels of government employees and officials under its jurisdiction."

The chief minister said the state government recently suspended eight senior civil service officials on corruption charges.

Sarkar said: "The anti-corruption authority would inquire into any accusation and charges against public functionaries from the level of village head to chief minister."

"If complaints of any irregularity in Tripura are put forward, even from anonymous person, the Lokayukta can take action," he said.

Tripura is the first state in the eastern and northeastern India to have a Lokayukta -- former Guwahati and Gujarat High Court Judge Pradip Kumar Sarkar was recently appointed Tripura's Lokayukta to deal with complaints of corruption.

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