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Context: With an ordinance,the Kerala government proposes to amend Kerala Lokayukta Act and it has attracted criticism from the opposition.
Kerala Lokayukta (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021
Criticism of the ordinance
Lokayuktas Act (2013)
Lokayukta’s current powers
The provisions in the Act that makes the directions of the Lokayukta binding are:
While appointing, the governor in most of the states consults:
The Governor appoints
How does Lokayuktas work in states?
Lokayuktas are the state equivalents of the central Lokpal. The law gave states the autonomy to frame their own laws. So, the Lokayukta’s powers vary from state to state on various aspects, such as tenure, and the need for sanction to prosecute officials. Among these are:
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