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11 July 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: The Selection Committee of Odisha Government today decided on two names as members each for the Lokayukta and State Information Commission (SIC).

The significant meeting was attended by Orissa High Court Chief Justice K.S. Javeri, Odisha Assembly Speaker Surya Narayan Patro, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Law Minister Pratap Jena, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik and legal experts.

Soon after the vital meeting, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik told media, “The names were read out and selected today. They will be sent to Governor for seal of approval. Prior to that, we can’t reveal anything.”

“Names of three persons were serially placed out of which one Member each for the Lokayukta and State Information Commission has been selected today,” he further informed.      

Speaking to media, Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said, “Today under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, the meeting of Lokayukta Selection Committee was held. Whatever decisions have been taken today at the meeting will be sent to the Governor. Name of one member of Lokayukta was selected today.”

Sources said that three posts of Member of Lokayukta to be filled while four posts of Member of the State Information Commission have to be filled up gradually.

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Pradipta Kumar Naik, Leader of Opposition, Odisha

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Aditya Prasad Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha