The State government will initiate the process of selecting the next Lokayukta before the presentation of the State Budget 2013-14, announced Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar.

Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), he said the government would follow the guidelines recently issued by the Supreme Court regarding the appointment of the Lokayukta.

More In: KARNATAKA | NATIONAL