BHOPAL: A round by the Madhya Pradesh basic administration division (GAD), reminding state-controlled anti-corruption companies like Lokayukta and EOW upfront that they can not provoke probe in opposition to public servants, has made work harder for investigators.
Any probe into the hundreds of complaints pending at varied ranges now wants the state authorities’s nod. It has come as a breather for officers underneath probe. Lokayukta and EOW officers are actually consulting authorized specialists on this, say sources.
Many officers name the round, dated December 26, ‘unprecedented’. It cites Section 17A of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2018 that mandates all companies to observe the brand new authorities tips. Any company will now need to ship a proposal for investigation to GAD, which after subsequent ‘examination’ can ahead it to the coordination committee for approval, it says.