States free to keep Chief Ministers out of Lokayukta: RS Select Committee

The Select Committee’s report on the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 was tabled in Rajya Sabha recently.

The report:

  • Makes it compulsory for States to enact a Lokayukta law within a year of the notification of the Central Act.
  • Gives states the freedom to decide the contours of their legislation.
  • Enables the States to use the choice of not including Chief Ministers or legislators within the scope of the Lokayuktas.

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