Bhubaneswar, Mar 29 (PTI) The Odisha government today said it will take appropriate action regarding appointment of a Lokayukta after examining the Supreme Court’s order. Also Read - Delhi-NCR Pollution News: SC Appoints Ex-judge Madan Lokur as One-man Panel to Monitor Stubble Burning
State Parliamentary Affairs Minister B K Arukha said this in the Assembly after the opposition members created ruckus for three days over delay in appointment of a Lokayukta. Also Read - 'Wife Entitled to Stay at Her in-Laws' House': Supreme Court Revises Rules Under Domestic Violence Act
“The state government will examine the orders passed by the Supreme Court and appropriate action will be taken,” Arukha said. Also Read - 'Common Man's Diwali in Your Hands': Supreme Court Tells Centre to Enforce Interest Waiver on Loans by Nov 2
“Related matters pertaining to Lokayuktas with respect to different states are pending before the Supreme Court of India for decision,” the minister said in the statement.
The minister made this statement a day after an all-party meeting, convened by the Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat, resolved that the government should inform the House on its views on the Lokayukta appointment.
Normalcy returned in the Assembly after the minister’s statement, officials said.
The state government yesterday had agreed to give a statement in the Assembly over the delay in appointment of a Lokayukta despite the Odisha Lokayukta Act being passed in the House four years ago.
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