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  • Consultative processes

    Consultative processes

    The Government would do well to devise a mechanism to avoid the outpouring of public anger of the kind being witnessed now. The public resents being taken for granted; even beneficial steps have to be taken after discussion. The first step by the Government could, therefore, be to shed its propensity to act in haste, without consulting stakeholders.

    December 12, 2020
  • Lokpal disposes of 1,000 complaints; Govt yet to notify form to file corruption-related complaints

    Lokpal disposes of 1,000 complaints; Govt yet to notify form to file corruption-related complaints

    Lokpal is an apex body to deal with cases of corruption at the national level. It has to enquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries of central government in a time bound manner.

    November 25, 2019
  • Whisleblower IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi seeks deputation in Lokpal

    Whisleblower IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi seeks deputation in Lokpal

    Chaturvedi at present serving as Conservator of Forest (Research) at Haldwani, Uttarakhand, won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2015 for his fight against corruption.

    November 17, 2019
  • Contract given to kill me, Anna Hazare tells CBI court

    Contract given to kill me, Anna Hazare tells CBI court

    He said that he learnt about the threat to his life from the media following which he lodged a complaint with the Parner Police Station in Ahmednagar.

    July 9, 2019
  • Travesty of the Law~II

    Travesty of the Law~II

    The Lokpal can delegate his powers of, say, 'search and seizure' to any subordinate "officer or employee". This is contrary to basic norms of law that a power once delegated cannot be sub-delegated. This is a very dangerous proposition, which may have ramifications on the rule of law since the Lokpal Act is a very critical piece of legislation. It has jurisdiction over the Prime Minister, the entire cabinet, MPs and all Class I officers of the Government of India, Indeed, the entire elected Government is under the Lokpal, so to speak.

    April 30, 2019
  • Travesty of the Law~I

    Travesty of the Law~I

    The hope that the Lokpal will be a panacea for all such ills is entirely misplaced. He can do no such thing. The entire concept is not only flawed but is highly unconstitutional. The Act is a travesty of the law which will result in a host of endless problems for the elected government of the day. It is a poorly conceived piece of legislation; even the concept of Lokpal has not been defined.

    April 29, 2019
  • Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose takes oath as India’s first Lokpal

    Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose takes oath as India’s first Lokpal

    Days after the SC criticised the government over the delay in appointment of a Lokpal and issued a deadline for the same, a selection committee comprising the PM finalised Ghose’s name.

    March 23, 2019
  • Promises to keep . . .

    Promises to keep . . .

    Justice PC Ghose certainly has all the right credentials but can there be any ducking of the question if the “system” will enable him to deliver what he might seek to achieve.

    March 19, 2019
  • Former SC judge PC Ghose set to be India’s first Lokpal

    Former SC judge PC Ghose set to be India’s first Lokpal

    Ghose, who is currently the a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), was also a former judge of the Calcutta High Court and former chief justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

    March 17, 2019
  • Mallikarjun Kharge declines Govt invite to Lokpal selection panel meet for seventh time

    Mallikarjun Kharge declines Govt invite to Lokpal selection panel meet for seventh time

    Kharge also alleged that the government and its ministers have repeatedly used his refusal to attend the meetings as a special invitee as an 'excuse for not appointing a Lokpal over the last five years'.

    March 15, 2019
  • Inform within 10 days date for meeting of Lokpal selection committee: SC to Govt

    Inform within 10 days date for meeting of Lokpal selection committee: SC to Govt

    On January 4, the apex court had directed the Centre to place on affidavit the steps for Lokpal's appointment and had expressed its displeasure over the tardy progress made in this regard.

    March 7, 2019
  • Anna Hazare ends fast after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

    Anna Hazare ends fast after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

    The 81-year-old social activist was on an indefinite fast since January 30 over his demands for the formation of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states.

    February 5, 2019
  • Yes, BJP used me in 2014: Anna Hazare

    Yes, BJP used me in 2014: Anna Hazare

    He said the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "is only misleading the people of the country and leading the country to autocracy" and added that the BJP-led Maharashtra government was speaking "lies" over the past four years.

    February 4, 2019
  • Anna Hazare blasts Modi government, to sit on hunger strike from January 30

    Anna Hazare blasts Modi government, to sit on hunger strike from January 30

    Attacking the Modi government he said, “Lokpal kanoon bankar 5 saal hogaye aur Narendra Modi sarkar 5 saal baad, baar baar bahanebaazi karti hai. Ye Narendra Modi sarkar ke dil mein agar hota toh kya 5 saal lagna zaruri tha?"

    January 29, 2019
  • SC asks Search Committee to submit names for Lokpal by February end

    SC asks Search Committee to submit names for Lokpal by February end

    The Supreme Court will now hear the plea for the appointment of Lokpal on March 7.

    January 17, 2019
  • Hunger strike from January 30 if Lokpal not appointed, warns Anna Hazare

    Hunger strike from January 30 if Lokpal not appointed, warns Anna Hazare

    “The Narendra Modi government first said that Lokpal could not be appointed as there was no Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha (who is to be part of the selection process) and later it said there was no eminent jurist in the selection committee,” said Hazare.

    December 1, 2018
  • SAD,BJP oppose Justice Gill’s appointment as Lokpal

    SAD,BJP oppose Justice Gill’s appointment as Lokpal

    Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday urged Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore not to give approval to the appointment of Justice (retd) Mehtab Singh Gill as Lokpal, saying he did not meet the constitutional, political and moral qualifications needed to become eligible for the august post. A joint SAD-BJP delegation led by …

    August 10, 2018