THE UTTAR PRADESH LOKAYUKTA AND UP-LOKAYUKTA ACT-1975
2. Definitions -
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
means action taken by way of decision, recommendation or finding or in
any other manner, and includes, failure to act and all other expressions
connoting action shall be construed accordingly;
abused his position as such to obtain any gain or favour to himself or
to any other person or to cause undue harm or hardship to any other person.
*Published in the Uttar Pradesh Gazette, Extraordinary, dated September
"competent authority", in relation to a public servant, means,-
a complaint to the effect that an authority empowered to make appointments
to a public service or post in connection with the affairs of the state
of Uttar Pradesh has after the commencement of the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta,
and Up-Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 1989 made any appointment in breach
of the quota of reservation for members of scheduled caste or scheduled
tribes laid down by the state Government."
(g) "Minister" means a member (other than the Chief Minister) of the Council of Minister, by whatever name called, for the State of Uttar Pradesh, that is to say a minister, Minister of State or Deputy Minister."
(h) "officer" means a person appointed to a public service or post in connection with the affairs of the State of Uttar Pradesh,
(i) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act, *As amended Vide Notification No. 613/17-v-1-1 (k-)-19-1989, dated 31-3-89. (U.P. Act No. 10 of 1989)
"public servant" denotes a person falling under any of the following descriptions,
and includes, subject to the provisions of sub-section (4) of section
8, a person who at any time in the past fell under any of the following
Explanation - In this sub-clause, "central society" means a co-operative society which includes in its membership other co-operative societies and "apex society" means a State level central society.
person in the service or pay of -
*As amended by notification No. 943/Seventeen V-1-90-80, dated 14 April, 1981, (U.P. Act no. 7 of 1981)
(d) any society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, which is owned or controlled by the State Government and which is notified by that Government in this behalf in the Gazette;
(k) "Secretary" means a Secretary to the Government of Uttar Pradesh and includes a Special Secretary an Additional Secretary and a Joint Secretary.