6 years on, Lokpal is yet to get prosecution wing

News:Recently,it has been revealed that almost six years after the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, was signed into law,several key provisions needed for the anti-corruption ombudsman to function have still not been operationalised. Facts: About Lokpal: The term Lokpal was coined in 1963 but the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act came into force in 2104.However,It was… Continue reading 6 years on, Lokpal is yet to get prosecution wing

Logo, motto introduced for Lokpal

News: Lokpal Chairman Justice (retired) Pinaki Chandra Ghose has launched the new logo for the Lokpal. A new motto, “Ma Gridhah Kasyasvidhanam (Do not be greedy for anyone’s wealth)”, was also adopted. Facts: Lokpal is a statutory anti-corruption body responsible for enquiring into corruption charges at the national level while the Lokayukta performs the same… Continue reading Logo, motto introduced for Lokpal

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AAP to lodge complaint against Prime minister with lokpal

Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has decided to approach the country’s first Lokpal to lodge a complaint against Prime Minister over his role in the Rafale deal and Sahara Birla diaries.Recently,Selection committee led by Prime minister has cleared Justice (retd) Pinaki Chandra Ghose as India’s first Lokpal. The Government had enacted the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act,2013.The Act… Continue reading AAP to lodge complaint against Prime minister with lokpal

Pinaki Chandra Ghose set to be India’s first Lokpal

The selection panel led by Prime minister is likely to name Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose as India’s first Lokpal,the anti-corruption ombudsman. An ombudsman is an official, usually appointed by government, who investigates complaints (usually lodged by private citizens) against businesses, financial institutions or government departments or other public entities, and attempts to… Continue reading Pinaki Chandra Ghose set to be India’s first Lokpal

Mallikarjun Kharge refuses to attend Lokpal meet

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has refused to attend the meeting of the Lokpal selection committee as a special invitee.He said that this category does not grant him any rights of participation in the selection process and there is no provision for a special invitee in the lokpal act. He also said that the government… Continue reading Mallikarjun Kharge refuses to attend Lokpal meet

Names for Lokpal shortlisted, SC told

The Government has informed Supreme court that Lokpal Search Committee headed by former Supreme Court judge has forwarded three panels of names for chairperson, judicial members and non-judicial members to the selection committee for appointment of lokpal. Supreme Court is hearing a PIL filed for seeking a direction to the government to appoint the Lokpal… Continue reading Names for Lokpal shortlisted, SC told