President’s assent to Uttarakhand Lokayukta Act, 2011
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill. With this the Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill became an Act. The Lokayukta Act is aimed at curbing corruption in the Uttarakhand state. The Act has under its purview, the Chief Minister, ministers, MLAs and government servants, including IAS and IPS officers, will come under the ambit of the Lokayukta. Former chief ministers, former ministers and retired officers will also be within the ambit of the Lokayukta. However, the judges of the Uttarakhand High Court will are not under the purview of Lokayukta.