States free to keep Chief Ministers out of Lokayukta: RS Select Committee
The Select Committee’s report on the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 was tabled in Rajya Sabha recently.
- Makes it compulsory for States to enact a Lokayukta law within a year of the notification of the Central Act.
- Gives states the freedom to decide the contours of their legislation.
- Enables the States to use the choice of not including Chief Ministers or legislators within the scope of the Lokayuktas.