While disposing of two public interest litigations (PILs) filed by social activist Payi Gyadi, the court said the government should set up Lokayukta at the earliest so as to "give effective meaning to the provisions of the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta Act, 2014".
The counsel for state respondents, however, produced a notification, issued by Chief Secretary Satya Gopal to the state government on July 5, to show that a "search committee" has been constituted for preparing a list of possible names, who could be considered for appointment as chairperson and members of the Lokayukta.
"The said notification indicates that steps are afoot for establishing Lokayukta in terms of the aforesaid Act of 2014. Having regard to the above, we find no justification to detain adjudication of the PILs any further, save and except making a direction to the state respondents to expedite the process," the court in its order said.
"With the above directions, both the PILs stands disposed of," the order stated.
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