A Study of the Functioning of the Lokayukta with regard to the Prevention of Corruption in the State of Goa

  • Riza Rodrigues
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  • Riza Rodrigues

    Advocate in India.

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A Lokayukta is the state’s version of Lokpal, which applies to the union (Central) government. Investigates graft cases against politicians, public servants and functionaries. No person of the mentioned capacity is immune to investigation. A person who has served as the Chief Justice of India or the former Judge of the High Court can become the chairman of Lokayukta. The Lokayukta is an important tool by which citizens can achieve smooth and corruption free administration. There is an established Lokpal at the central level and a Lokayukta at the state level. These two institutions will work towards the betterment of the common people by safeguarding their interests and politicians and bureaucrats cannot intervene in their working. The citizens will have the right to file complaints and also appeal if need be to the High Courts of the respective State or the Supreme Court. In this research project the Lokayukta in Goa is being discussed. The aim of this research is to study the working of the Lokayukta and the part it plays in prevention of corruption in the State of Goa. Though this study, I hope to present the limitations that are bearing upon the effective working of the Lokayukta. For this research work, the approach used is analytical and methodical by way of using different agendas and presenting conducting surveys. These are the primary methods which will be effectually be the base for this study. This project will shine a light on public awareness of the legal mechanisms apparent with regard to the Lokayukta in the State of Goa also an analysis of the legal mechanism currently in force along with methods by which corruption can be prevented.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 296 - 318

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113086

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