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.
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).