In Which State of India was Lokayukta First Introduced?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

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. The Lokayukta is the Indian Parliament’s Ombudsman, appointed by and acting on behalf of each State Government in India.

First Indian State to Introduce Lokayukta

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. Here are a few details to provide deeper insight into the Lokayukta act and the Lokpal bill.

  • The Lokpal Bill was initially presented to the Lok Sabha in 1968.
  • Maharashtra became the first state to use the Lokayukta system after the Maharashtra Lokayukta, and Upa-Lokayuktas Act was passed in 1971.
  • The draft used to produce the 2013 version was constructed in 2010.
  • The Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 was put into effect by this bill.
  • Before the Lokpal was even created, several states established the Lokayukta institution, and the Lokayukta Act (2013) was even passed.
  • The nation-shaking, massive anti-corruption demonstrations led by Anna Hazare served as the backdrop for the passage of the bill.
  • There are currently no Lokayuktas in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, and Tripura.


In Which State of India was Lokayukta First Introduced?

The state of 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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