In which state of India was Lokayukta first introduced?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 5th, 2022

The Maharashtra Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act, passed in 1971, made Maharashtra the first state to implement the Lokayukta system. Laxmi Mall Singhvi, a member of parliament, coined the term "Lokpal" for the first time in 1963 during a discussion on grievance redressal procedures.

First Lokayukta of Maharashtra

  • A report produced by the Administrative Reforms Commissions under Morarji Desai suggested the establishment of the Lokayukta and Lokpal special authorities to address public complaints.
  • In 1968, the Lokpal Bill was first brought before the Lok Sabha.
  • The Maharashtra Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act, passed in 1971, made Maharashtra the first state to implement the Lokayukta system.
  • The draught used to create the 2013 edition was built in 2010.
  • This bill implemented the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988.
  • Several states established the Lokayukta institution well before the Lokpal, and Lokayukta Act (2013) was even passed.
  • The bill was passed against the backdrop of the nation-shaking, massive anti-corruption demonstrations led by Anna Hazare.
  • Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, and Tripura do not currently have any Lokayuktas.

Summary:

In which state of India was Lokayukta first introduced?

Maharashtra in India first introduced the Lokayukta system when the Maharashtra Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act was passed in 1971. Lokayukta has been formed in 20 states and 2 union territories (Delhi, Jammu, and Kashmir).

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