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Mangaluru: Do not take Lokayukta institution lightly - Justice Vishwanath Shetty


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Dec 5: Karnataka Lokayukta, Justice Vishwanath Shetty, clarified that Lokayukta institution was established to address inordinate delays in attending to work relating to the general public. He stressed that the institution is not meant for settling disputes between people's representatives and government officials.

He was reacting to a complaint submitted against municipal commissioner of Puttur city, Roopa Shetty, by municipal president, Jayanti Balnad, during the public grievances hearing and disposal programme held in his presence in the office of the district deputy commissioner here on Monday December 4. When dismissing the petition of Jayanti Balnad, he also expressed his dissatisfaction at the fact that the petitioner failed to personally be present at the venue of the programme, and instead, deputed her legal adviser.

"If the complaint had been accepted, the petitioner's presence would have been required. This happens to be a programme for listening to grievances of the people, not a forum for settling disputes in panchayats and politics. If the president is compelled to file complaint against the commissioner, she is ineligible to remain in that post. If the commissioner fails to work to the satisfaction of the council, a suitable resolution can be passed in the municipal council. If the complaints filed against officials are found to be false, cases will have to be registered against such complainants," he added. He advised people not to take Lokayukta institution lightly.

The Lokayukta also expressed anger at the complaint made by Haneef Saheb against the chief executive officer of the zilla panchayat for transferring several panchayat development officers (PDO) together. "We are not here to listen silly accusations against a responsible IAS officer. Officials play a very important role in the administrative system and making baseless allegations is unwarranted. Moreover, Lokayukta does not have the power to hear petitions about transfer of PDOs," he stated.

When hearing complaint about illegal sand mining, the Lokayukta sought reports on illegal sand mining and stone quarrying respectively by February third and second week.

Deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, Sasikanth Senthil, additional deputy commissioner, Kumar, district superintendent of police, Sudheer Reddy, zilla panchayat chief executive officer, Dr MR Ravi and others were present.

During the period of the said meeting which commenced at 2.30 pm on Monday and went on till 8.30 pm, 77 applications were disposed off.

Comment on this article

  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    All sizzle and no steak. No other way to describe the current Lokayukta. He is a far cry from the likes of Justice Santosh Hegde and Venkatchaliah. They were tigers who were ready to bite but this man just roars.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Justice Vishwanath Shetty a person of name and fame who means what he says and says what he means. Transfer of officers are a routine which followed all over. What is the great deal.

    I am all admiration for the righteous people who make every attempt to interpret law in tangible terms.

    Kudos to you Justice Vishwanath. Let there be more people like you.

    Joe Gonsalves,
    Chief Traffic Warden,
    Mangalore

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Jossey, Gujarat does not believe in Lokayukta institution and till today, there is no Lokpal institution at the Centre.

    Karnataka is fortunate to have the institution, which needs to be supported and strengthened by the State Govt.

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  • JNB, Mangalore-Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    He is talking more and more "If the" etc.
    what is the Object then?

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  • k b r, Mangaluru

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    last lokayukta absconded and not traceable after arrest warrant....because of corruption / corruption allegations against Lokayuktas, lokayukta post lost value....

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Another shetty..... commenting to earn name

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Karnataka Lokayukta has very good name in the national level and the reputation need to be maintained

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    If you believe in Justice delayed is justice denied ...... then work hard and sincerely work to clear the black logs of cases in courts .... No use of giving feku Bashans ... Even Santosh hegde did not give a thought to this practice

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Courtesy :-GOOGLE

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Are you not ashamed of being a follower of Google certificate holder

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  • H . Dsouza, KODAGU / MANGALURU

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Sir, Govt; is installing a waighbrigde out side Lokayutha Office!,😁😁

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  • SB, Mlore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    LOKAYUKTA WAS MADE TOOTHLESS BY SIDHU BY APPOINTMENT OF ACB WHOSE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, SCRIPT WRITER EVERYTHING IS SIDHU. KARNATAKA HAD A STRONG LOKAYUKTA UNTILL BJP GOVT WAS THERE . ITS THE SAME LOKAYUKTA THAT BROGHT DOWN THE BJP GOVT WHICH APPOINTED IT. TO DAY THEY ONLY DO CHAI PE CHARHA WITH CM.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Only Gujarat does not believe in Lokayukta ...

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