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Uttar Pradesh: SC recalls its order, appoints new Lokayukta

The Supreme Court admitted that its previous order looks "somewhat inaccurate" in view of the objections raised over Virendra Singh's name

The Lokayukta Travesty

Because laws do not work, they are worked.


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The Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta controversy highlights the need for greater attention to anti-corruption systems and processes.

How Akhilesh Yadav tried to handpick Lokayukta until Supreme Court cracked down

The Lokayukta is chosen by a selection committee comprising the Chief Minister, Leader of Opposition and Chief Justice of the High Court.

Simply put: Continuing drama over UP Lokayukta appointment

Govt failed to provide a name, SC used Art 142 to appoint a Lokayukta. It will now hear the matter on Jan 4. SHYAMLAL YADAV recalls the controversy.

UP governor Ram Naik appoints Justice Singh as Lokayukta

Swearing-in on December 20.


After UP Lokayukta named, Chief Justice objects: Why was his name sent to SC?

Justice Chandrachud also pointed out that the name was included though Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had assured it would not be done.

I think nobody in selection panel objected to my name: Virendra Singh

Virendra Singh is currently chairperson of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

You couldn’t choose Lokayukta so we are doing it: SC tells UP

In a major embarrassment for Akhilesh Yadav-government, a bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi examined a list of five nominees and ordered for the appointment right away

Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta selection likely to be delayed further

Also, the question of validity of the present process under the existing act was raised pointing out that the amendment bill with new selection criteria is already pending with the Governor of Uttar Pradesh for approval.

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Supreme Court Recalls Order Appointing Former Judge Virendra Singh As UP Lokayukta: A Report

Recording its “serious doubts” over previous directive, the Supreme Court on Thursday recalled its December 16 order appointing former Allahabad High Court judge Virendra Singh as new Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh. A bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed former HC judge Sanjay Mishra in his place and asked the state government authorities to issue […]