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The Kerala Lok Ayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2001

  Eleventh Kerala Legislative Assembly. Bill No.11

The Kerala Lok Ayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2001
A BILL further to amend the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act, 1999

Preamble: WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act, 1999 for the purpose hereinafter appearing:

Be it enacted in the Fifty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Kerala Lok Ayukta (Amendment) Act,2001.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of section 22.- In section 22 of the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act 1999 (8 of 1999), in sub-section (I), for the words "other than a Government servant", the words and figures 'other than a Government servant or a last grade employee in the service or pay of any establishment coming under items (A) to (F) of sub-clause (vii) of clause (o) of section 2" shall be substituted.

STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS

According to Section 22 of the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act 1999, every public servant, other than a Government Servant, shall within one year and six months after the commencement of the Act, and thereafter before the 30 th day of June once in two years submit to the competent authority in the prescribed form, a statement of his assets and liabilities and those of the members of his family. As per the said provision every public servant including the last grade employees of Corporations. Boards, etc, coming under the purview of the Act have to file the statement of their assets and liabilities before the competent authority. But as per rule 37 of the Kerala Government Servants Conduct Rules, 1960, Last grade Government servants are exempted from filing property statement to Government. Government considers it necessary to exclude the last grade employees of various organisations coming under Kerala Lok Ayukta Act also from filing statements of assets and liabilities to the Competent Authority as in the case of Last Grade Government servants. Therefore it is proposed to make suitable amendments to the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act,1999 (8 of 1999) for the purpose

2. This Bill seeks to achieve the above object.

FINANCIAL MEMORANDUM

The Bill if enacted and brought into operation would not involve any expenditure out of the Consolidated Fund of the State.

A.K.ANTONY