Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao seems to be making an earnest effort to reduce the pendency of cases with the institution.
Within two weeks of taking over, he has initiated action on around 850 files.
On February 14, Rao was appointed as the Lokayukta, a post that was vacant for 17 months. Until January, over 18,000 cases were pending and around 4,500 cases were registered during 2012.
Apart from taking measures to reduce pendency, recommendations have also been sent to the government to fill up the vacant posts of assistant registrars, additional registrars and deputy registrars.
“Action has been initiated on around 850 files which were at various stages of disposal. Some of them have also been closed. And, we are in the process of filling vacant positions as early as possible so the institution deliver better,” Registrar of Lokayukta B Yoginath told Express.
Action so far
The process includes, sending notices to the accused, sending reports and clarifications to the government, order for inquiry and seeking more details to peruse or dispose the cases early, he added.
Meanwhile, the office has also finalised on 80 candidates for the posts of stenographer, typist and clerk. “Letter of appointment will be issued in a day or two,” Yoginath said.
On day one of his taking charge, Rao, a former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, has set in motion the process to reduce the pendency of cases with the institution and sought their suggestions to reduce the pendency of cases.