Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, July 17
Haryana Lokayukta Justice Nawal Kishore Agarwal is retiring on July 18, after a five-year tenure.
Justice Agarwal disposed off 2,500 circumstances, whereas 2,700 circumstances had been instituted throughout his tenure. He continued to work even throughout the Covid pandemic.
Lokayukta investigates circumstances of corruption, the place substantiated, recommends motion.
His experiences led to the restoration of a whole bunch of crores, notably in VAT rip-off of Excise and Taxation Division. The case continues to be pending.
The outstanding circumstances determined by him included one involving alleged nexus between non-public colonisers and City and Nation Planning Division.
Justice Agarwal held all of the Director Generals, City and Nation Planning, who remained posted since 1992 until date (17 IAS officers), “accountable and responsible of actionable negligence, inaction and maladministration” and advisable for an SIT towards officers liable for licences issued in violation of guidelines.
He additionally known as for inquiry towards all Ambala Municipal Commissioners from 2012 until date, which included 11 IAS and 7 HCS officers, in a case of unauthorised building.
He concluded that Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan acquired her arms licence in 1996 “in connivance with public servants” regardless of being ineligible. The recordsdata had gone lacking within the case.
In one other case, he indicted jail officers for the sale of farmland soil at Rs three lakh, which was in precise value of Rs three crore.
He indicted Gurugram MC officers for ignoring unlawful constructions and ‘Raahgiri’ rip-off.
Although it’s a authorities prerogative, Justice Agarwal has been calling for amendments within the Lokayukta Act for strengthening the establishment. He has sought enquiry wing for conducting preliminary inquiries and in addition the prosecution wing for attempting indicted officers in particular courts.
He has additionally been demanding that if no motion is taken on his report towards an official for 4 months, then he ought to have the facility to direct Director Prosecution for his trial in a particular court docket, for which prosecution sanction must be thought-about deemed to have been granted.
The energy of workers within the workplace was additionally elevated throughout his tenure and a submit of Joint Registrar was added too.