Title and Commencement
and registration of complaints
and Conditions of Service of Lokayukta and Upa_Lokayukta
residence to Lokayukta and Upalokayukta
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 23 of the Karnataka
Lokayukta Act, 1984 (Karnataka Act 4 of 1985) the Government of
Karnataka hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
and Commencement:- (1) These rules may be called the Karnataka Lokayukta
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication
in the Official Gazette.
2. Definitions.- In these rules
unless the context otherwise requires, -
“Act” means the Karnataka Lokayukta Act, 1984 (Karnataka Act
4 of 1985);
“Complainant” means a person who makes a complaint under
section 9 of the Act.
“Form” means a form appended to these rules;
“Registrar” means Registrar to the Lokayukta and includes an Additional
Registrar, a Deputy Registrar and an Assistant Registrar.
“Section” means section of the Act.
All other words and expressions used in these rules but not defined shall have
the same meaning respectively assigned to them in the Act.
3. Competent Authority.- In respect of the public servants referred to in
sub-clause (d) of clause (4) of Section 2, the Government of Karnataka shall
be the Competent Authority.
(1) Every complaint shall be made in Form 1, signed by the
Complainant and shall be supported by his affidavit in Form II duly sworn to
before any Judicial Magistrate First Class, Notary Public, Oath Commissioner or
any Gazetted Officer duly authorized to administer oaths.
(2) The complaint may be presented in person or sent by registered
post to the Registrar. Such
complaint shall be acknowledged by the Registrar specifying the name and
designation of the public servant against whom such complaint is made.
5. Scrutiny and registration
receipt of a complaint, the Registrar shall cause the particulars thereof to
be entered in “the Register of Complaints” in Form II-A.
If the Registrar is of the opinion that any such complaint is not in
conformity with the provisions of the Act or the rules, he shall within a
period of fifteen days excluding general holidays from the date of its
receipt, issue a notice to the Complainant in Form No.III to rectify the
defect within the time specified in the notice:
Provided that the Registrar may extend the time specified in the notice
for sufficient cause.
All complaints shall be placed before the Lokayukta or the Upalokayukta
as the case may be, for orders, but complaints regarding which action has been
taken under sub rule (2) shall be placed only after the expiry of the period
of time stipulated in the notice of the extended period, whether or not any
defect pointed out by the Registrar has been rectified.
person making a complaint under sub-rule (1) shall be informed of the
gist of the orders passed under sub-rule. (3) if no further action on the
complaint is to be taken.
Allowance and Conditions of Service of Lokayukta and Upa-
as otherwise provided in these rules:-
(excluding the Dearness Allowance), pension and other conditions of service of
Lokayukta shall be on par with those applicable to the Chief Justice of India.
(excluding the Dearness allowance), pension and other conditions of service of
Upa-Lokayukta shall be on par with those applicable to a Judge of a High
Not withstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1) the Lokayukta or
Upalokayukta shall be entitled to pension and D.C.R.G. in accordance with
these rules, in addition to the pension and other benefits they may be
entitled to, in respect of any previous service rendered by them under the
Central Government or any other State Government.
In respect of each completed year of service there shall be credited:-
to the Lokayukta in his leave account seventy days on full allowances
and ninety days on half allowances; and
the Upalokayukta, in his leave account forty two days on full allowances and
ninety days on half allowances.
(3) Any leave with allowances availed of by the Lokayukta or an
Upalokayukta at any time, when there is no such leave at his credit, shall be
set off against any such leave credited to his account subsequently;
(4) The Lokayukta or an Upalokayukta may at any time avail of any
amount of leave out of the leave credited to his account as leave on full
allowances and the monthly rate of leave allowances in that case, shall be
equal to the monthly rate of his salary and other allowances for the entire
period of such leave;
(5) The Lokayukta or an Upalokayukta shall have the option of commuting
leave, on half allowances into leave on full allowances at any time subject to
the following conditions namely.-
The total period of leave on full allowances availed of by him under
this sub-rule shall be in addition to the leave referred to in sub-rule (4),
but during the whole period of his service, it shall not exceed one-tweny
fourth of the period last mentioned (including the period of leave on full
allowances credited to his account) plus a maximum of three months on medical
monthly rate of leave allowances payable to the Lokayukta and an Upalokayukta
while on leave on full allowances under this sub-rule shall be governed by
section 9 of the Supreme Court Judges (Conditions of Service) Act, 1958
(Central Act 41 of 1958) and the High Court Judges (Conditions of Service)
Act, 1954, (Central Act 28 of 1954) respectively.
Out of the leave to which the Lokayukta or an Upalokayukta become entitled
under the provisions of this rule, he shall be competent to sanction leave to
himself or to revoke or curtail the leave already sanctioned;
The balance of leave on the credit or debit side of the leave account of the
Lokayukta or an Upalokayukta at the end of any calendar year shall be carried
forward to the next calendar year without limit as to accumulation;
The Lokayukta or an Upalokayukta shall be entitled to encashment of leave
accumulated to his credit at the end of his service subject to a maximum
ceiling of 300 days on full allowances (inclusive of that resulting from
commutation of leave on half allowances);
The Authority competent to grant leave not due, special disability leave or
extraordinary leave to the Lokayukta or an Upalokayukta shall be the Governor;
In addition to the leave credited to his account under sub-rule (2), the
Lokayukta or an Upalokayukta may avail casual leave subject to the following
leave shall not be availed of except for unforeseen illness for urgent and
unforeseen private business, and
leave shall not be availed of for more than 14 days in a calendar year or for
a continuous period of more than 5 days.
Official residence to Lokayukta and Upalokayukta.-
The Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayukta shall be entitled to the use of free
furnished official residence throughout the term of their office and for a
further period of one month or for such extended period not exceeding two
months as may be determined by the Government.
official residence shall be maintained by the Government.
the Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta dies while in service then the members of the
family of the Lokayukta or
Upa-Lokayukta shall be entitled to the use of the official residence
for a period of three months after such death.
the Lokayukta or Upa Lokayukta is not provided with the official residence
immediately after his appointment he shall be entitled for reimbursement of
the actual rend paid by him for the accommodation, if any, secured by him till
the date of getting the official residence.
(5) Where the Lokayukta does not avail himself of the use of an official
residence, he shall be paid every month, an allowance of Rs.10,000 and shall
be entitled to reimbursement of charges on account of water and electricity
consumed for his residence to the extent of 4,320 kilolitres of water and
17,000 units of power pre annum.
(6) Where an Upa-lokayukta does not avail himself of the use of an official
residence, he shall be paid every month, an allowance of Rs.2,500 and shall be
entitled to reimbursement of charges on account of water and electrictiy
consumed for his residence to the extent of 3,600 kilolitres of water and
10,000 units of power per annum.
Explanation.- (1) For the purpose of this rule and rule 6B,
“family” means wife or husband of the Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta or their
dependent children, parents, brothers and unmarried sisters.
(2) “Official residence” means an accommodation owned or taken on
hire by requisition or otherwise, by the Government and allotted to the
Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta free of rent.
(3) “Maintenance” in relation to an official residence includes
payment towards local taxes and consumption of water and electricity.
Provided that such payment towards consumption of water and electricity
shall be limited to charges payable for a maximum of 4,320 kilolitres of water
and 17,000 units of electricity per annum in the case of the Lokayukta and
charges payable for a maximum of 3,600 Kilolitres of water and 10,000 units of
electricity per annum in the case of Upalokayukta.
6B. Penal rent for overstay
after the Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta ceases
to hold office, etc.- If
the Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta or the members of his family continue to occupy
the official residence beyond the period specified under rule 6A, a penal rent
at the rate of fifty percent of the salary which the Lokayukta or Upalokayukta
would have received had he continued in office shall be paid for each month of
7. Property Statement.- The statement of assets and liabilities under section
22 shall be in Form – IV(English). Form IV (Kannada)