National

Mizoram gets its first Lokayukta chairman

Retired IAS officer C. Lalsawta was sworn in as the first Chairman of the newly constituted Lokayukta in Mizoram on Monday, officials said. He was sworn in at the Raj Bhavan here, they said.

Governor Jagdish Mukhi administered the oath of office to Mr. Lalsawta, an official said.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga, other Ministers, Assembly Speaker Lalrinliana Sailo, legislators and senior officials were present on the occasion, he said.

The function was presided over by State Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, younger brother of the new Lokayukta chairman.

Mr. Lalsawta is a 1981-batch Bihar cadre IAS officer. He was the Principal Secretary of the Finance department in the State from 2008 to 2011. After returning to Bihar, he was made the State Vigilance Commissioner, the official said, adding that he retired in 2015.

The Lokayukta would function from a rented building here.

Source: thehindu.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *