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UP Govt to reduce terms of Lokayukta, Deputy Lokayukta

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UP Govt to reduce terms of Lokayukta, Deputy Lokayukta

Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will introduce an amendment to the UP Lokayukta and Deputy Lokayukta Act, 1975 in the state Assembly, proposing that against an eight-year term, the tenure of Lokayukta and Deputy Lokayukta should be for five years or till they attain the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

Earlier, the Yogi government had reduced the tenure of information commissioners from five years to three years.

The proposal was approved by the state cabinet on Monday afternoon. The Cabinet also cleared the opening of a Distance Learning Center of GLA University, Mathura in Greater Noida by issuing a Letter of Intent (LoI). The cabinet also approved setting up of a private university, Radha Govind University, Chandausi, Sambhal; Bodhisattva University at Barabanki and Chandigarh University at Unnao.

Directives were also issued to issue the LoIs to the three universities. He approved a proposal to include offices of other departments in the new collection building to be constructed at Gorakhpur. This will include offices of departments like SSP office, District Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani, District Milk Development, District Education Department, Irrigation, Jal Nigam, Education.

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The Cabinet also approved the UP tourism department land leasing policy 2024. The policy will allow the UP government to lease its land for the development of the tourism economy in the state and accept proposals with investors in public-private partnership mode.

Officials said the land would be leased for a minimum of 30 years. The duration can be increased under certain terms and conditions. Experts say the policy would also allow the state tourism department to generate funding to fund future projects. In another decision, the state tourism department entered into an agreement with the state irrigation department to transfer its unused/unutilized properties for tourism development.

— IANS

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