Retd. Judge (Tripura Judicial Service) Dr. B. K. Kilikdar appointed as the new Lokayukta of Tripura

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, July 9, 2024

Govt. Of Tripura appointed Dr. B. K Kilikdar, Retd. Judge (T.J.S) as new Lokayukta of Tripura. The official order of his appointment has been issued today. He would be replacing senior advocate KN Bhattacharjee, who was serving as Lokayukta from July 1, 2021.

Reportedly, Dr. Bibhas Kanti Kilikdar, Retd. Judge (Tripura judicial service) was also former member, Tripura public service commission and he is presently-member of advisory board, NSA, PITNDPS & COFEPOSA, govt. of Tripura.

Dr. Bibhas Kanti Kilikdar was the main architect for codification of Tripura Enactments since 1950 till 2002 who successfully completed the task and two volumes of ‘Code of Tripura Enactments Vol.I & II’ which was published by the Law Department, Govt. of Tripura. Enrolled as an Advocate under the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalay, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim vide enrolment No. on the Roll: 162 of 2010, Dr Kilikdar was also a Life Member, Indian Red Cross Society and served as the Vice President, Indian Red Cross Society, Tripura State Branch having nominated by the Governor of Tripura. He has also served as Chairman and Member of several Inquiry Committees of Tripura Government.

Presently, he is also a Member, State Level Advisory Board, Social Welfare & Social Education Department, Govt. of Tripura, and also Member, Legal Advisory Group, Tripura Bio-Diversity Board, Agartala, Tripura. Chairman, Ethics Committee (Multi-Disciplinary Advisory Body), ILS Hospital, Agartala, West Tripura. Consultant/Faculty Member, Tripura Law Training Institute & Research Centre, Agartala. Member, Grievances Redressal Committee, Tripura Central University, Agartala, Tripura.

He has written several books on Tripura, specially Customary Laws and Practices Riangs of Tripura, published by the Directorate of Research, Govt. of Tripura in 1998. Moreover, he is also a renowned legal expert on Disciplinary Matters & Departmental Proceedings. His book on this topic was published by the State Institute of Public Administration & Rural Development, (SIPARD). The news of the appointment of such an eminent person who knows the law and expertise on the administrative work in a hidden position in Tripura has brought a lot of attention in the administrative circles that maybe this time some effective steps will be taken to stop corruption in government stores. Because, Tripura Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha himself has been talking about zero tolerance on the issue of administrative corruption for a long time.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Governor issued his warrant of appointment today and earlier Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha, Speaker BB Sen and Leader of Opposition Shri Jiten Chowdhury unanimously nominated Mr. Kilikdar for the post of Lokayukta, Tripura.

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