State Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty on Wednesday said that officials should work transparently and efficiently to serve the people. Chairing officers’ meeting on Wednesday, he said that local bodies’ officials have complaints that they delay khata-changing works for bribe. He warned that if such complaints recur he will take stern action. He said the government has introduced many schemes for the welfare of people. Officials should promptly convey this to people. Lokayukta ADGP Parashiva murthy also spoke.
Speaking to mediapersons, Shetty said that even after formation of ACB, Lokayukta has its powers. Lokayukta will take action by utilising its powers. He said he does not hesitate to take action against officers who do not respond people problems. -(MR)