SECTION- 19. Power to exclude complaints against certain classes of public servants-

(1) The State Government may in consultation with the Lokayukta and on being satisfied that it is necessary or expedient in the public interest so to do, exclude, by notification in the Gazette, complaints involving a grievance or an allegation against persons belonging to any class of public servants specified in the notification, from the jurisdiction of the Lokayukta or, as the case may be Up-Lokayukta :
Provided that no such notification shall be issued in respect of public servants holding posts carrying a minimum monthly salary (excluding allowances) of one thousand rupees or more.

(2) Every notification issued under sub-section (1) shall be laid as soon as may be after if it is issued before each House of the State Legislature while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in more than one successive sessions and if, before the expiry of the said period, the House agrees in making any modification in the notification or the House agrees that the notification should be annulled and notifies such decision in the Gazette the notification shall from the date of publication of such decision have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be, so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done by virtue of that notification.