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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday laid the foundation stone for the Manipur Lokayukta office building at Lamphelpat through video conference from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Biren Singh informed that the government is trying its level best to deliver transparency and corruption free governance in the State.

Mentioning some of the initiatives taken up by the BJP led government in the State, Biren Singh stated that the government had established Anti-corruption Cell to check and investigate the malpractices in the public service.

After setting up the Anti-Corruption Cell, the erstwhile Vigilance department has been upgraded to a Vigilance and Anti-Corruption department which is headed by the Director General of Police.

Chairperson of Manipur Lokayukta Justice T Nandakumar said that Lokayukta is just a tool to strengthen democracy in the country. He appreciated the government for establishing Manipur Lokayukta and said that it is a landmark achievement of the present government.

He appealed to the people to come forward and utilize the services offered by the Institution.

Minister for Law and Legislative Affairs L Jayantakumar Singh, Member of Manipur Lokayukta Ameising Luikham, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, Administrative Secretaries and others were present on the occasion.