Lokayukta, Maharasthra  –  How to file Complaint

 

Lokayukta, Maharasthra  –  How to file Complaint with

Complaints of corruption and grievance against public servants in the state can be lodged online. The office of the Lokayukta, the state’s anti-corruption ombudsman, has launched its website.


While inaugurating the website a few months ago, Lokayukta Justice (retired) M L Tahaliyani said: “Most problems facing the country today are due to the disease of corruption that is growing at a rapid pace. The lokayukta functions to protect the interest of the common man and receives complaints from big scams to smaller grievances about pensions not being paid. The website is a way to take the office of the lokayukta closer to the people to make it more effective. The message has to go out to everyone that dishonesty does not pay.”

 

Grievance

A grievance has to be filed within 12 months of the date on which the action complained against became known to the complainant.

 

Allegation

An allegation can be made within 3 years from the date on which the action complained against is said to have taken place

 How to lodge Complaints Online

Citizens can file complaints through the Lokayukta’s website address : lokayukta.maharashtra.gov.in

The site at present includes information about the law, the ways to lodge a complaint and the format in which a complaint should be lodged.


The office of the Lok Ayukta, Maharashtra receives between 6,000 and 7,000 complaints a year. These include grievances as well as allegations of corruption.

As of now, the Lokayukta has only powers to recommend action. But a Complaint often resolves the problem.


The website address is :

lokayukta.maharashtra.gov.in

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