• Bihar government has implemented its new Lokayukta Act. A notification was issued in this regard. Earlier, the Lokayukta was just an individual, now it is an institution.

  • The  new Lokayukta Act has many provisions to keep its scope wide to contain corruption. Chief Minister, Ministers, Legislators and public servants come under its purview.

  • The Speaker of the State Assembly and the Chairman of the Legislative Council besides former Chief Minister, Ministers and legislators have also come under its ambit.

  • The Lokayukta will also have employees, corporations and organisations receiving government grants under its scanner. 

  • As per the new Act, the Lokayukta is a multi-member body comprising one chairman and two members.

  • Of the three, at least 2 persons shall be judicial members.

  • The Five member selection committee headed by the Chairman of the legislative council will have power to put in place a search committee of members from the judiciary.