Complaints with Lokayuktha Hit an All Time Low at 5!

Complaints with Lokayuktha Hit an All Time Low at 5!

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2015-12-10 02:12 Bengaluru: It seems that the Commission that was known for its honesty and its drive against corruption has now, lost its credibility in the public following corruption allegations against former Lokayukta Justice Y N Bhaskar Rao. The diminished number of complaints with Lokayuktha since August seem to testify this. BFirst.in did a reality check in this regard.This watch dog institution which was flooded with complaints regarding corruption has itself has come under the public scanner. The data extracted between 1 August 2015 and 9 December 2015 has revealed that only 1505 cases have been registered in different cases of corruption.During Bhaskar Rao’s 120 days long leave Rao only 494 cases were registered with Lokayuktha section; 462 cases in Upalokayuktha 1 section and 549 in Upalokayuktha 2 section.On Wednesday i.e, two days after Rao stepped down from his position, less number of visitors were seen in office and number of complainants among them were just a handful.Prior to the controversy the average number of complainants in the premises per day used to 400 to 500. When BFirst.in checked the register on Wednesday only 173 people had visited the office at 4.30 pm and of them only five were complainants. What was even more shocking was that many of the visitors were not even aware about Bhaskar Rao’s exit.Speaking to BFirst.in that some of them lamented that it was really hard to digest that such things were happening there. “We are already fed up of the corruption that is so rampant in the system. We looked up to Lokayuktha for justice and punishment for the corrupt. We are really disillusioned”, they added.Some Lokayuktha staff members under anonymity stated that after the Bhaskar Rao controversy, the number of people coming with complaints and even the visitors gradually decreased.