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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 ..

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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 ..

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Supreme Court pulls up government over delay in appointing Lok Pal

The Supreme Court has condemned the union government over the delay in appointing an Ombudsman or Lokpal. The appointment of Lok Pal has not happened despite the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 received Presidential assent as early as January 1, 2014. The union government has conveyed that it could not appoint Lok Pal as the ..

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Lok Sabha passes Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Lok Sabha passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016 without discussion. The bill seeks to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013 which provides Lokpal (at Centre) and Lokayukta (at States) statutory backing to inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries and for related matters. Key Provisions Enable the leader of ..

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Historic Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill passed

The parliament passed the historic Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, paving the way for establishment of an ombudsman to fight against corruption in public offices and ensure accountability on the part of public officials, including the Prime Minister, but with some safeguards. Welcoming the Bill’s passage, 76-year-old social activist Anna Hazare broke his fast, into its ..

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