Corruption in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

P C Ghose named as India’s first anti-corruption ombudsman

Former Supreme Court judge and current member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been named as the India’s first Lokpal (anti-corruption ombudsman). The Lokpal Act, which was passed in 2013 after a nationwide anti-corruption movement, provides for setting up of Lokpal at the centre and Lokayuktas in the States to ..

Ranjana Prakash Desai to head of Lokpal search panel to select members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal

On 29th January, the 8-member Lokpal search panel hold its first meeting to select members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, is understood to have discussed modalities related to the appointments of the chief and members of Lokpal. The meeting comes days after the Supreme Court ..

Ranjana Prakash Desai Committee to recommend chairperson and members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal

The Union government has recently constituted an 8-member Lokpal Search Committee under the Chairmanship of former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The committee has former chief of State Bank of India (SBI) Arundhati Bhattacharya, Prasar Bharati chairperson A Surya Prakash and ISRO ..

Supreme Court asks Government to follow its directions while appointing CBI Director

The Supreme Court has asked the central government to follow its directions while setting out the criteria for appointing the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Supreme Court in its earlier judgment has already stated that the government should consider the persons belonging to the batches of four years commencing with 1979 to ..

Panel on Black money presents report, silent on estimates, suggest steps

The government came out with a 66-page report elaborating ways to forbid generation of illicit funds. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) panel on black money submitted its report suggesting ways to forbid the generation of illicit fund. The panel was established in 2011 to examine ways to beef up laws to check the ..

White Paper points to 4-pronged strategy to curb black money

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee tabled a White Paper on black money in Lok Sabha, which makes a strong case for setting up Lokpal and Lokayuktas to deal with the menace of Black Money. The minister informed that there was no exact estimation of the black money generated in the country but refuted the reports that ..

Justice Shivaraj Virupanna Patil, Karnataka Lokayukta Justice resigned over Charges of Violating Housing Society Laws

Facing charges of violating co-operative housing society laws, Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shivaraj Virupanna Patil resigned from his post Accusations are that he owned two residential sites in Bangalore city. Media reveal showed abnormality in the allocation of two residential plots to him and his wife. Patil, who took charge as the Lokayukta on August 3, ..

12th Plan: Full Chapter on Governance

There is a full chapter on governance that has a section on corruption in the Approach Paper to the 12th Five-Year Plan , which says: Measures should be taken to set up new institutions like the Lokpal and Lokayukta, which should investigate complaints of corruption and file cases against those against whom a prima facie ..