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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Lokpal Bill - Lokpal Bill Report - Lokpal Bill with Anna Hazare

While stiff opposition, the government on Monday introduced in Lok Sabha finally the much-discussed bill Lokpal. It handles the creation of anti-graft agencies in the Central and State levels, including provisions for Minorities and other marginalized sections like men.

The government also introduced a separate bill amending the Constitution to give constitutional status of the proposed structures. The bills would be taken up for discussion in the Lok Sabha 27 February Both houses meet December 27 to 29 to discuss the legislation.
"The bill (Lokpal) proposes to establish an independent body called Lokpal at central level and the Lokayukta in the country. It should have the power to conduct supervision and direction of the initial investigation, which led to the investigation and prosecution is a violation complaint under the Act to prevent corruption, "according to draft legislation.

The bill is submitted to the Prime Minister within the scope of Lokpal nine members but with a notable exception.

Lokpal can not keep the investigation against the prime minister if the allegations related to international relations, external and internal state security, public order, atomic energy and space.

Under the bill, 50 percent of members must be from among the Scheduled Castel (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC), minorities and women.

The government seems to have flip-flop on the participation of minorities. It brings the correction to the bill that includes provisions for minorities.


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