Rajasthan Lokayukta submits annual report

first_imgThe Rajasthan Lokayukta received the highest number of complaints against the Revenue Department during 2017-18, while an inquiry into the irregularities in the Mining Department was conducted on his direction. Lokayukta Justice S.S. Kothari submitted the 32nd annual report to Governor Kalyan Singh at Raj Bhavan here earlier this week.There were 885 complaints against the Revenue Department, followed by 860 against the Urban Development and Housing Department, 814 against the Police Department and 755 against the Rural Development Department.Justice Kothari pointed out that 4,312 cases were pending before him as on April 1, 2017, while 4,807 new cases were received during the year. Of the total of 9,119 cases, 5,107 were disposed of, he said.In 2016-17, 5,973 cases were disposed of, while 4,990 cases were resolved in 2015-16 and 3,756 in 2014-15. Justice Kothari said that the maximum 23,982 cases were received till February 28 this year during his tenure. Of them, 23,754 cases were disposed of.Relief providedDuring the last one year, the Lokayukta took cognisance in 27 cases and started action. In 791 cases, the complainants were provided relief, which was the maximum in the history of the Lokayukta institution in the State, said Justice Kothari.Disciplinary action was taken against 407 public servants as a result of action from the Lokayukta Secretariat during 2017-18. According to the sources in Raj Bhavan, the Governor praised the work performed by the Lokayukta. Meanwhile, the State government has extended the tenure of Justice Kothari by three years.last_img

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