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Govt to bring Lokpal bill amendment in next session

Singh said there some amendments were required to do away the technicalities being faced in the Lokpal Act.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: December 28, 2014 4:50 am

A Bill for inclusion of the leader of single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as a member of a committee selecting chairperson and members of Lokpal will be brought in the next session of Parliament, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said Saturday.

“The Lokpal Bill was brought with some amendments in the last session. Members showed keen interest in it. It was decided that the Bill may be referred to a Parliamentary committee. The government did not object to it and the Bill was referred to the select committee of the House.

The Bill will be taken in the next session,” Singh told reporters here. He said there some amendments were required to do away the technicalities being faced in the Lokpal Act. Singh said the government also proposed provision for inclusion of the single largest opposition party in the selection panel as there is no Leader of Opposition in the Lower House.

Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, said the government’s intention was to clear all pending anti-corruption legislation including the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

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