Bidar: The Honorable Justice Upa-Lokayukta K.N. Phanindra emphasized the presence of a judicial department in every taluk within the state. He suggested that collaboration between the respective taluk administration and judicial departments could lead to improved governance for the benefit of the people.
He addressed a meeting discussing the functions of the Karnataka Lokayukta and Legal Services Authority in public administration. This event was a collaborative effort between the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru, Karnataka Lokayukta Bengaluru, District Legal Services Authority Bidar, and District Judicial Department, Bidar. The meeting took place at the HC Guest House on a Sunday.
I believed that merely working in the office wasn’t sufficient. These initiatives are being organized with the understanding that the Lokayukta should reach out to districts and taluks to share information with villagers and the general public. When we approach our tasks with a positive mindset, our efforts will yield results to some extent, he said.
Upon my arrival in Bidar, I took part in a public hearing program on the first day. On the second day, I convened a meeting to engage in discussions with the judge. He expressed his deep respect and trust for the judicial officers, emphasizing that no other department in the country commands the same level of respect as the judiciary.
In our country, there are many lawyers, but not all can become judges. Real justice means offering everything that only a court can provide, genuinely and uniquely. Laws are created to define human behavior, determine what’s right, and guide those who may have lost their way. These laws also play a role in safeguarding our property and asserting our rights.
Development in our country doesn’t solely rely on the legal system. It necessitates progress in various sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, and industry. The emergence of institutions like the Lokayukta occurred due to the judiciary’s overwhelming workload. When the Lokayukta issues a notice to rectify any task, it gets resolved. We have vested authority in the Lokayukta within the domain of public administration.
Our goal is to ensure that the government delivers effective governance. The applause resounds when both hands work together. He aimed to raise awareness about the Lokayukta institution and educate the public further. You should approach your work with the mindset that you’re making a lasting impact. Don’t let your potential go to waste while you’re alive. There’s no greater achievement than applying what you’ve learned.
People have high hopes for us, and it’s important to meet those expectations while also upholding what’s morally right. The Honorable Principal District and Sessions Judge, as well as the Chairman of Bidar District Legal Services Authority, Vijaykumar Anand Shetty, mentioned in the past, during the era of Rajdharma, monarchs would often disguise themselves and gather information about the administration. He noted that in today’s democracy, it’s essential to understand the societal developments and educate the public about the Lokayukta’s jurisdiction.
Senior civil judges and member secretaries from the District Legal Services Authority, including Sidramappa K. Kanakatte and A.R. Kurnool Superintendent of Police representing Lokayukta Kalaburagi, Karnataka Lokayukta Bengaluru’s Deputy Controller Channakeshava Reddy, M.V. Sandeep S. Reddy, Assistant Controller from Karnataka Lokayukta in Bengaluru, district, and taluk-level judicial department officials, Lokayukta police officers, and various others attended the meeting.