GUWAHATI, March 3: Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria administered the oath of office to Justice (Retd.) Hitesh Kumar Sarma as the Upa-Lokayukta of Assam at a solemn function held at Raj Bhavan on Friday in presence of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“Attended the swearing-in ceremony of Justice (Retd) Hitesh Kumar Sarma as Upa-Lokayukta of Assam, hosted by Hon Gov Shri @Gulab_kataria at Raj Bhawan in Guwahati. I’m certain that Shri Sarma’s appointment will be instrumental in achieving the goal of transparency in governance,” the chief minister said in a social media post.
“I am delighted to have administered the oath of office to Justice (Retd.) Hitesh Kumar Sarma as the Upa-Lokayukta of Assam at a solemn function held at @AssamRajbhavan today,” the Governor tweeted.
Later, in a statement the Governor said, “I extend my best wishes to him in this new role of responsibility. His unshakable commitment to fairness, justice, and impartiality will surely result in positive changes and justice delivery.”
The oath taking ceremony was attended by chief secretary, govt of Assam Paban Kr Borthakur, judges of Gauhati High Court, members from legal fraternity, DGP G P Singh, and other senior officials of the state government.