Taking part in the discussion after tabling the bill on Tuesday, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said, “It was mandatory for all the states to establish a Lokayukta within one year after the Parliament passed the Bill and notified on January 14 last.”
        
“The state's Lokayukta Bill consisting 59 clauses would be a strong tool to check corruption in the state as present and past chief ministers including ministers, MLAs, government officers and even NGOs are under its purview,” the Arunachal Chief Minister pointed out.         

The Lokayukta would consist of a chairperson who should be a judge of the Supreme Court or a Chief Justice of a High Court, two members, out of whom one would be judicial member and they would be from Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe and one of them should be a woman.
        
While Congress members JK Panggeng and Bamang Felix besides BJP MLA Tangor Tapak suggested constitution a committee to examine the aspects of the bill before being passed in the Assembly, Tuki requested them to let the bill passed and assured them to examine all the pros and cons of the bill and make necessary amendments in future.

(Agencies)

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