Anna Hazare, who was at Rajghat on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Monday, sat on a day-long hungerstrike.
The Act envisages establishment of the anti-graft body Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants. As per the Lokpal Act, it is the sole prerogative of state government concerned to enact law in this regard.
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A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur observed that the law to have Lokpal was passed after a prolonged struggle by civil society and it must become functional regardless whether the incumbent government wants it or not.
Shanti Bhushan appeared for the the petitioner NGO Common Cause that has challenged the Rules for setting up the Lokpal Search Committee.
The senior lawyer said that the agitation will be held under the aegis of Swaraj Abhiyan, a group floated by Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav following their expulsion from AAP.
Bhushan questioned the appointment and removal processes of the Lokpal laid out in the Bill, which was recently cleared by the AAP Cabinet, saying they would put the Ombudsman at the mercy of the city government.
The panel had got first extension till July 30 to complete its task. Later, it had sought more time and got another extension which ended on September 30.
The panel had sought an extension, which ended on July 30, to complete the task. The report has to be submitted to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.
In his six-point letter, Ramdas says it was unclear when his term as Lokpal ended.
The Modi government is not serious on the issue of corruption, Anna Hazare said.
Not mentioned in campaigning so far, the two Bills were a major poll plank of the party in the December 2013 polls.
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These returns would be in addition to the new ones which officers are required to file
The Bill was introduced by MoS for Personnel Jitendra Singh.