Lokpal resolves 480 complaints, asks people not to present issues unrelated to corruption

NEW DELHI: The anti-corruption ombudsman has eliminated 480 complaints received until May of this year, some of which were not related to the graft, officials said on Tuesday.

They said that Lokpal has been making efforts to inform people not to file complaints related to non-corruption issues.

The Center must still notify a form to file complaints with Lokpal.

It was decided to analyze all complaints received at the Lokpal office, regardless of the way they were sent. 480 complaints received were eliminated until May 31, 2019, an official said, citing the Lokpal data.

After scrutiny, complaints that did not correspond to Lokpal's mandate were dismissed and the claimants were informed accordingly, he said.

Lokpal is a main body to deal with cases of corruption at the national level. It has to investigate allegations of corruption against public officials of the central government at a given time.

Citizens are informed that other complaints related to the pension, problems related to the service and public complaints should be addressed to the respective departments in the portals or official websites and not to Lokpal, unless it is related to the problem of corruption , said the ombudsman against corruption. He said.

On March 23, the president had administered the oath of justice as president of Lokpal.

Judge Ghose retired as a judge of the Supreme Court in May 2017. He had been a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The eight members of Lokpal received the oath from Judge Ghose on March 27.

The former senior judges of different higher courts (Judges Dilip B Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari and Ajay Kumar Tripathi) were sworn in as judicial members of Lokpal.

The former first of (SSB) Archana Ramasundaram, the former chief secretary of Maharashtra Dinesh Kumar Jain, the former IRS official Mahender Singh and the Iguassu leader of former IAS officer, Indrajeet Prasad Gautam, were sworn in as non-judicial members of Lokpal.

According to the rules, there is a provision for a president and a maximum of eight members on the Lokpal panel. Of these, four must be judicial members.

The Lokpal Act, which provides for the appointment of a Lokpal in the Center and Lokayuktas in the states, to investigate corruption cases against certain categories of public servants, was approved in 2013.