THE RAJASTHAN LOKAYUKTA AND UP-LOKAYUKTAS ACT, 1973

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THE RAJASTHAN LOKAYUKTA AND UP-LOKAYUKTAS ACT, 1973 - page 1
THE RAJASTHAN LOKAYUKTA AND UP-LOKAYUKTAS ACT, 1973 (Act No. 9 of 1973) [Received the assent of the President on the 26tfi day of March, 1973.] An Act to make provisions for the appointment and functions of certain authorities for the investigation of allegations against Minister and public servants in certain cases and for matters connected therewith. Be it enacted by the Rajasthan State Legislature in the twenty-fourth year of the Republic of India as follows: - 1. Short title, extent and commencement. -(1) This Act may be called the Rajasthan Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas Act, 1973. (2) It extends to the whole of the State of Rajasthan. (3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 3rd day of February 1973. 2. Definitions. -In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, - (a) "action" means action taken by way of decision, recommendation or finding or in any other manner and includes failure act; and all other expressions connoting action shall be construed accordingly; (b) "allegation" in relation to a public servant, means any affirmation that such public servant, - (i) has abused his position as such to obtain any gain or favour himself or to any other person or to cause undue harm or hardship to any other person, (ii) was actuated in the discharge of his functions as public servant by personal interest or improper or corrupt motives, or (iii) is guilty of corruption, or lack of integrity in his capacity as such public servant; (c) "competent authority" in relation to a public servant, means. - (i) in the case of a Minister or Secretary -The Chief Minister (ii) in the case of any other public servant -Such authority as may be prescribed. (d) "Lokayukta" means a person appointed as the Lokayukta under section 3, and shall also include a person nominated under clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 5; (e) "Up-Lokayukta" means a person appointed as an Up-Lokayukta under section 3; (f) "Minister" means a member (other than the Chief Minister) of the Council of Ministers, by whatever name called, for the State of Rajasthan, that is to say, a Minister, Minister of State and Deputy Minister; (g) "officer' means a person appointed to a public service or post in connection with the affairs of the State of Rajasthan; (h) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (i) "public servant" denotes a person falling under any of the descriptions hereinafter following, namely: - (i) every Minister referred to in clause (f); (ii) every officer referred to in clause (g); (iii) (a) every Pramukh and Up-Pramukh of a Zila Parishad, Pradhan and Up-Pradhan of a Panchayat Samiti, and Chairman of any Standing Committee, constituted by or under the Rajasthan Panchayat Samities and Zila Parishads Act, 1959 (Rajasthan Act 37 of 1959);
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(j) every President and Vice-President of a Municipal Council, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of a Municipal Board and Chairman of any Committee, constitute or deemed to be constituted by or under the Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 1959 (Rajasthan Act 38 of 1959; (iv) every person in the service or pay of, - (a) any local authority in the State of Rajasthan which is notified by the State Government in this behalf the Official Gazette, (b) any corporation (not being a local authority) established by or under a State Act and owned or controlled by the State Government, (c) any Government company within the meaning of section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956 (Central Act 1 of 1956), in which not less than fifty-one per n of the paid-up share capital is held by the State Government or any company which is a subsidiary of a company in which not less than fifty-one per cent of the paid-up share capital is held by the State Government, (d) any society registered under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958 (Rajasthan Act 28 of 1958), which is subject to the control of the State Government and which is notified by that Government in this behalf in the Official Gazette; "Secretary" means a Secretary to the Government of Rajasthan and includes a Special Secretary, an Additional Secretary and a Joint Secretary. (b) 3. Appointment of Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas. - (1) For purpose of conducting investigations in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Governor shall, by warrant under his hand and seal appoint a person to be known as the Lokayukta and may, by similar warrant, appoint one or more persons to be known as the Up-Lokayukta or Up- Lokayuktas. Provided that, - (a) the Lokayukta shall be appointed after consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court and the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, or if there be no such Leader, a person elected in this behalf by the Members of the Opposition in that House in such manner as the Speaker may direct; (b) the Up-Lokayukta or Up-Lokayuktas shall be appointed after consultation with the Lokayukta: Provided further that the first Up-Lokayukta shall be the person, who is holding the office of Vigilance Commissioner immediately before the commencement of this Act. (2) Every person appointed as the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall, before entering upon his office, make and subscribe, before the Governor, or some persons appointed in that behalf by him, an oath or affirmation in the form set out for the purpose in the First Schedule. (3) The Up-Lokayuktas shall be subject to the administrative control of the Lokayukta and, in particular, for the purpose of convenient disposal of investigations under this Act, the Lokayukta may issue such general or special directions, as he may consider necessary to the Up-Lokayuktas: Provided that, nothing in this sub-section shall be construed to authorize the Lokayukta to question any finding, conclusion or recommendation of an Up- Lokayukta.
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4. Lokayukta or Up- Lokayukta to hold no other office. - The Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall not be a member of Parliament or a member of the Legislature of any State and shall not hold any office of the trust or profit (other than his Office as the Lokayukta or, as the case may be, an Up-Lokayukta); or be connected with any political party or carry on any business or practice any profession and accordingly before he enters upon his office, a person appointed as the Lokayukta or, as the case may be, an Up-Lokayukta, shall, - (a) if he is a member of Parliament or of the Legislature of any State, resign such membership; or (b) if he holds any office of trust or profit, resign from such office; or (c) if he is connected with any political party, sever his connection with it; or (d) if he is carrying on any business, sever his connection (short of divesting himself of ownership) with the conduct and management of such business; or (e) if he is practicing any profession, suspend practice of such profession. 5. Term of office and other conditions of service of Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas. -(1) Every person appointed as the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall hold, and every person holding office at the commencement of the Rajasthan Lokayukta and Up- Lokayuktas (Amendment) Ordinance, 1987 (Ordinance No. 24 of 1987) shall continue to hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office: Provided that, - (a) the term of office of the first Up-Lokayukta shall be such as may be fixed by the Governor but in no case it shall be fixed for a term exceeding five years from the date on which he enters upon his office; (aa) the Lokayukta holding office at the commencement of the Rajasthan Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas (Amendment) Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. 13 of 1978) shall continue to hold that office till in expiry of term of five years from the date on which he entered upon his office; (b) the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta may, by writing under hand addressed to the Governor, resign his office; (c) the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta may be removed from office in the manner specified in section 6. (2) If the office of the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta becomes vacant, or if the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta is, by reason of absence or for any other reason whatsoever unable to perform the duties of his office those duties shall, until some other person appointed under section 3 enters upon such office or as the case may be, until the Lokayukta or such Up-Lokayukta resumes his duties, be performed, - (a) where the office of the Lokayukta becomes vacant or where he is unable to perform the duties of his office, by the Up-Lokayukta or if there are two or more Up-Lokayuktas by such one of the Up-Lokayuktas as the Governor may by order direct; (b) Where the office of an Up-Lokayukta becomes vacant or where he is unable to perform the duties of his office, by the Lokayukta himself or if the Lokayukta so directs, by the other Up-Lokayukta or, the case may be, such one of the other Up-Lokayuktas as may be specified in the direction; (c) where the office of the Lokayukta becomes vacant or where he is unable to perform the duties of his office and there is no Up-Lokayukta, by a Judge of the High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan nominated by the Chief Justice of that High Court on a request of the Governor:
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Provided that the Judge so nominated shall perform the duties of the Lokayukta in addition to his own duties as a Judge of the High Court and nothing contained in the provisions of section 3, section 4, sub-sections (1), (3), (4) and (5) of the section and section 6 shall apply to him. (3) On ceasing to hold office, the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall be ineligible for further employment (whether as the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta or in any other capacity) under the Government of Rajasthan or the Central Government, or for any employment under, or office in, any such local authority corporation, Government company or society as is referred to in sub-clause (iv) of clause (i) of section 2, or for any employment under, or office in, any local authority in any Union Territory, which is notified by the Central Government in this behalf in the Official Gazette, or any corporation (not being a local authority) established by or under a Central Act and owned or controlled by the Central Government, or any Government Company within the meaning of section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956 ( Central Act 1 of 1956) in which not less than fifty-one per cent of the paid-up share capital is held by the Central Government, or any company which is a subsidiary of a company in which not less than fifty-one percent of the paid- up share capital is held by the Central Government, or any society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Central Act 21 of 1860), which is subject to the control of the Central Government and which is notified by that Government in this behalf in the Official Gazette. (4) The salary, allowances and pension, payable to and conditions of service of the Lokayukta or Up-Lokayukta shall respectively be the same as those of the Chief Justice or a Judge of the High Court of Rajasthan: Provided that the allowances and pension payable to and other conditions of service of the Lokayukta or Up-Lokayukta shall not be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment: Provided further that if the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta at the time of his appointment is in receipt of a pension (other than a disability or wound pension) in respect of any previous service under the Government of India or any of its predecessor Governments or under the Government of a State or any of its predecessor Governments his salary in respect of service as the Lokayukta or, as the case may be, Up-Lokayukta May be reduced- (a) by the amount of that pension, and (b) if he has, before such appointment, received in lieu of a portion of the pension due to him in respect of such previous service the commuted value thereof by the amount of that portion pension, and (c) If he has, before such appointment, received a retirement gratuity in respect of such previous service by the pension equivalent of that gratuity. 6. Removal of Lokayukta or Up-Lokayukta. -(1) Subject to the provisions of Article 311 of the Constitution, the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta may be removed from his office by the Governor on the ground of misbehaviour or incapacity, and on no other ground: Provided that the inquiry required to be held under clause (2) of the said article before such removal- (i) in respect of Lokayukta shall only be held by a person appointed by the Governor being a person who is or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court or a Chief Justice of a High Court; and
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(2) (3) (ii) in respect of an Up-Lokayukta shall be held by a person appointed by the Governor being a person who is or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court or who is or has been a Judge of High Court. The person appointed under the proviso to sub-section (1), shall submit the report of his inquiry to the Governor who shall, as soon as may be, cause it to be laid before the House of the State Legislature. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) the Governor shall not remove the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta unless an address by the House of the State Legislature supported by a majority of the total membership of that House and a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that House present and voting, has been presented to the Governor in the same session for such removal. 7. Matters, which may be investigated by Lokayukta or Up-Lokayukta.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Lokayukta may investigate any action, which is taken by, or with the general or specific approval of,- (i) a Minister or a Secretary; or (ii) any public servant referred to in sub-clause (iii) of clause (i) of section 2; or (iii) any other public servant being a public servant of a class or sub-class of public servants notified by the State Government in consultation with the Lokayukta, in this behalf, in any case where a complaint involving an allegation is made in respect of such action or such action can be or could have been, in the opinion of the Lokayukta, the subject of any allegation. (2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, an Up-Lokayukta may investigate any action which is taken by, or with the general or specific approval of, any public servant not being a Minister, Secretary or other public servant referred to in sub- section (1) in any case where a complaint involving an allegation is made in respect of such action or such action can be or could have been, in the opinion of the Up-Lokayukta, the subject of an allegation. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2) the Lokayukta may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, investigate any action, which may be investigated by an Up-Lokayukta under that sub section whether or not a complaint has been made to the Lokayukta in respect of such action. (4) Where two or more Up-Lokayuktas are appointed under this Act, the Lokayukta may, by general or special order, assign to each of them matters, which may be investigated by them under this Act: Provided that, no investigation made by an Up-Lokayukta under this Act and no action taken or thing done by him in respect of such investigation shall be open to question on the ground only that such investigation relates to a matter, which is not assigned to him by such order. 8. Matters not subject to investigation.-(1) The Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall not investigate any action:- (a) in respect of which a formal and public inquiry has been ordered under the Public Servants (Inquiries) Act, 1850 (Central Act 37 of 1850), with the prior concurrence of the Lokayukta; or
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(2) (3) in respect of a matter which has been referred for inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 (Central Act 60 of 1952) with the prior concurrence of the Lokayukta. The Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall not investigate any complaint which is excluded from his jurisdiction by virtue of a notification issued under section 19. The Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall not investigate any complaint involving an allegation, if the complaint is made after the expiry of five years from the date on which the action complained against is alleged to have taken place. (b) 9. Provisions relating to complaints.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, a complaint may be made under this Act to the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta in the case of an allegation, by any person other than a public servant: Provided that, where the person aggrieved is dead or is for any reason unable to act for himself, the complaint may be made by any person who in law represents his estate or, as the case may be, by any person who is authorised by him in this behalf. Every complaint shall be made in such form and shall be accompanied by such affidavits as may be prescribed. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other enactment, any letter written to the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta by a person in police custody, or in a gaol or in any asylum or other place for insane per sons shall be forwarded to the addressee unopened and without delay by the police officer or other person in- charge of such gaol, asylum or other place and the Lokayukta or Up-Lokayukta, as the case may be, if satisfied that it is necessary so to do, treat such letter as a complaint made in accordance with the provisions of sub section (2). (2) (3) 10. Procedure in respect of investigations.-(I) Where the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta proposes (after making such preliminary inquiry as he deems fit) to conduct any investigation under this Act, he- (a) shall forward a copy of the complaint or, in the case of any investigation which he proposes to conduct on his own motion, a statement setting out the grounds therefor, to the public servant concerned and the competent authority concerned; (b) shall afford to the public servant concerned an opportunity to offer his comments on such complaint or statement; and (c) may make such orders as to the safe custody of documents relevant to the investigation, as he deems fit. (2) Every such investigation shall be conducted in private and in particular, the identity of the complainant and of the public servant affected by the investigation shall not be disclosed to the public or the press whether before, during or after the investigation: Provided that, the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta may conduct any investigation relating to a matter of definite public importance it, public, if he, for reasons to be recorded in writing, thinks fit to do so. (3) Save as aforesaid the procedure for conducting any such investigation shall be such as the Lokayukta or, as the case may be the Up-Lokayukta considers appropriate in the circumstances of the case.
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(4) (5) (6) The Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta may, in his discretion refuse to investigate or cease to investigate any complaint involving an allegation, if in his opinion- (a) the complaint is frivolous or vexatious, or is not made in good faith; or (b) there are no sufficient grounds for investigating or, as the can may be, for continuing the investigation; or (c) other remedies are available to the complainant and in ill circumstances of the case it would be more proper for the complainant to avail of such remedies. In any case where the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta decides not to entertain a complaint or to discontinue any investigation in respect of a complaint, he shall record his reasons thereof and communicate the same to the complainant and the public servant concerned. The conduct of an investigation under this Act, in respect of any action shall not affect such action, or any power or duty of any public servant to take further action with respect to any matter subject to the investigation. 11. Evidence.- (1) Subject to the provisions of this section for the purpose of any investigation (including the preliminary inquiry, if any, before such investigation) under this Act, the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta may require any public servant or any other person who in his opinion is able to furnish information or produce documents relevant to the investigation to furnish any such information or produce any such documents. (2) For the purpose of any such investigation (including preliminary inquiry), the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall have all the powers of a civil court while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Central Act 5 of 1908), in respect of the following matters, namely: - (a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath; (b) requiring the discovery and production of any document; (c) receiving evidence on affidavits; (d) requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office; (e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents; (f) such other matters as may be prescribed. Any proceedings before the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of section 193 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Central Act 45 of 1860). Subject to the provisions of sub-section (5), no obligation to maintain secrecy or other restriction upon the disclosure of information obtained by or furnished to the State Government or any public servant, whether imposed by any enactment or by any rule of law, shall apply to the disclosure of information for the purpose of any investigation under this Act and the State Government or any public servant shall not be entitled in relation to any such investigation to any such privilege in respect of the production of documents or the giving of evidence as is allowed by any enactment or by any rule of law in legal proceedings. No person shall be required or authorised by virtue of this Act, to furnish any such information or answer any such question or produce so much of any document- (a) as might prejudice the security or defence or international relations of India (including India's relations with the Government of any other country or with any international organization), or the investigation or detection of crime; or (3) (4) (5)
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(6) as might involve the disclosure of proceedings of the Cabinet of the State Government or any Committee of that Cabinet and for the purpose of this sub-section a certificate issued by the Chief Secretary certifying that any information, answer or portion of a document is of the nature specified in clause (a) or clause (b), shall be binding and conclusive. Subject to the provisions of sub-section (4) no person shall be compelled for the purposes of investigation under this Act to give any evidence or produce any document, which he could not be compelled to give or produce in proceedings before a Court. (b) 12. Reports of Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas : (l) If, after investigation of any action in respect of which a complaint involving an allegation has been or can be or could have been made, the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta is satisfied that such allegation can be substantiated either wholly or partly, he shall report in writing communicate findings and recommendations along with the relevant document material and other evidence to the competent authority. (2) The competent authority shall examine the report forwarded to it under sub- section (1) and intimate within three months of the date of receipt of the report, the Lokayukta or, as the case may be, the Up- Lokayukta, the action taken or proposed to be taken on the basis of the report. (3) If the Lokayukta or the Up-Lokayukta is satisfied with the action taken or proposed to be taken on his recommendations or findings referred to in sub- section (1), he shall close the case under information to the complainant, the public servant and the competent authority concerned, but where he is not so satisfied and if he considers that the case so deserves, he may make a special report upon the case to the governor and also inform the complainant concerned. (4) The Lokayukta and the Up-Lokayukta shall present annually a consolidated report on the performance of their functions under this Act to the Governor. (5) On receipt of a special report under sub-section (3) or the annual report under sub-section (4), the Governor shall cause a copy thereof together with an explanatory memorandum to be laid before the House of the State Legislature. (6) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 10, the Lokayukta may at his discretion make available, from time to time, the substance of cases closed or otherwise disposed of by him or by an Up-Lokayukta, which may appear to him to be of general public, academic or professional interest, in such manner and to such persons as he may deem appropriate. 13. Prosecution for false complaint.-(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 10 or any other provisions of this Act, whoever willfully or maliciously makes any false complaint under this Act shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine. (2) No court, except a court of Magistrate, First Class subordinate to the High Court, shall take cognizance of the offence under sub-section (1). (3) No such court shall take cognizance of such offence as aforesaid except on a complaint made by a person against whom false complaint was made after obtaining the previous sanction of the Lokayukta or Up-Lokayukta, as the case may be. (4) The prosecution in relation to a complaint made under sub-section (3) shall be conducted by the Public Prosecutor and all expenses connected with such prosecution shall be borne by the State Government.
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(5) Such court, on conviction of the person making false complaint, may award, out of the amount of fine, to the complainant such amount of compensation as it thinks fit. 14. Staff of Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas.-(1) The Lokayukta may appoint, or authorise an Up-Lokayukta or any officer subordinate to the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta lo appoint, officers and other employees to assist the Lokayukta and the Up-Lokayuktas in the discharge of their functions under this Act. (2) The categories of officers and employees who may be appointed under sub- section (1), their salaries, allowances and other conditions of service and the administrative powers of the Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas shall be such as may be prescribed, after consultation with the Lokayukta. (3) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Lokayukta or an Up- Lokayukta may for the purpose of conducting investigations under this Act utilise the services of- (i) any officer or investigation agency of the State or Central Government with the concurrence of that Government; or (ii) any other person or agency. 15. Secrecy of information.-(I) Any information, obtained by the Lokayukta or the Up- Lokayukta or members of their staff in the course of, or for the purposes of any investigation under this Act, and any evidence recorded or collected in connection with such information, shall, Subject to the provisions of the proviso to sub-section(2) of section 10, be treated as confidential and notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (Central Act 1 of 1872), no Court shall be entitled to compel the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta or any public servant to give evidence relating to such information or produce the evidence so recorded or collected. (2) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall apply to the disclosure of any information or particulars,- (a) for purposes of the investigation or in any report to be made thereon or for any action or proceedings to be taken on such report; or (b) for purposes of any proceedings for an offence under the Official Secrets Act, 1923 (Central Act 19 of 1923), or an offence of giving or fabricating false evidence under the Indian Penal Code 1860 (Central Act 45 of 1860) or for purposes of any trial of an offence under section 13 or any proceedings under section 16; or (c) for such other purposes as may be prescribed. (3) An officer or other authority prescribed in this behalf may give notice in writing to the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta, as the case may be, with respect to any document or information specified in notice or any class of documents so specified that in the opinion of the State Government the disclosure of the documents or information or documents or information of that class would be contrary to public interest and where such a notice is given, nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing or requiring the Lokayukta the Up Lokayukta or any member of their staff, unless the Lokayukta or the Up-Lokayukta for reasons to be recorded is of the opinion that disclosure of such document or information involves no public interest to communicate to any person any document or information specified in the notice or any document or information of a class so specified.
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16. Intentional insult or interruption to, or bringing into disrepute Lokayukta or Up- Lokayukta.-(1) Whoever intentionally offers any insult or causes any interruption to the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta while the Lokayukta or the Up-Lokayukta is conducting any investigation under this Act, shall on conviction, be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both. (2) Whoever, by words spoken or intended to be read, makes or publishes any statement or does any other act which is calculated to bring the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta into disrepute, shall on conviction, be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both. (3) The provisions of section 198 B of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Central Act 5 of 1898), shall apply in relation to an offence under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) as they apply in relation to an offence referred to in sub- section (1) of the said section 198 B, subject to the modification that no complaint in respect of such offence shall be made by the Public Prosecutor except with the previous sanction:- (a) in the case of an offence against the Lokayukta, of the Lokayukta (b) in the case of an offence against an Up-Lokayukta, of the Up Lokayukta concerned. 17. Protection:-(1) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Lokayukta or the Up-Lokayukta or against any officer, employee, agency or person referred to in section 14 in respect of anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act. (2) No proceedings of the Lokayukta or the Up-Lokayukta shall be held bad for want of form and except on the ground of jurisdiction no proceedings or decision of the Lokayukta or the Up-Lokayukta shall be liable to be challenged, reviewed, quashed or called in question in any court. 18. Conferment of additional functions on Lokayukta, and Up-Lokayuktas etc- (1) The Governor may, by notification published in the official Gazette, and after consultation with the Lokayukta, confer on the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta, as the case may be, such additional function in relation to the eradication of corruption as may be specified in the notification. (2) The Governor may, by order in writing and after consultation with the Lokayukta, confer on the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta such powers of a supervisory nature over agencies, authorities or officers set up, constituted or appointed by State Government for the eradication of corruption. (3) The Governor may, by order in writing and subject to such conditions and limitations as may be specified in the order, require the Lokayukta to investigate any action (being action in respect of which a complaint may be made under this Act, to the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta), and notwithstanding anything contained in this Act the Lokayukta shall comply with such order: Provided that, the Lokayukta may entrust investigation of any such-action (being action in respect of which a complaint may be made under this Act to an Up- Lokayukta) to an Up-Lokayukta. When any additional functions are conferred on the Lokayukta or an Up- Lokayukta under sub-section (1), or when the Lokayukta or an Up-Lokayukta is to investigate any action under sub-section (3), the Lokayukta or Up Lokayukta (4)
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