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.
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.
On 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.
Every 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.
6. Allowance and Conditions of Service of Lokayukta and Upa- Lokayukta :-
Except as otherwise provided in these rules:-
allowances, (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.
allowances, (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 Court.
1-A 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
to the Upalokayukta, in his leave account forty two days on full allowances and ninety days on half allowances.
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;
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;
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 grounds, and
The 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 conditions namely :-
such leave shall not be availed of except for unforeseen illness for urgent and unforeseen private business, and
such 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.
6.A. 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.
The official residence shall be maintained by the Government.
If 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.
If 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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 such overstay.
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