Monday, Oct 20, 2014

No appointment of Lokpal till rules amended: Centre assures SC

The admissions in nursery has been stalled in the city by the SC on April 11. Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran told a bench led by Chief Justice R M Lodha that there will not be any appointments in the Lokpal panel till rules are amended.
Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Posted: May 5, 2014 2:43 pm | Updated: May 5, 2014 2:55 pm

The Supreme Court was assured by the government that it will not proceed with appointment of Lokpal till the rules regarding the selection process are amended.

Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran told a bench led by Chief Justice R M Lodha that it was in the process of changing the rules and there will not be any appointments in the Lokpal panel till it is done.

The Indian Express had first reported that the government has decided to change the rules, particularly on the manner sitting judges of the apex court require to apply for posts in the Lokpal panel.

Parasaran on Monday told the court that judges will not need to send applications for the Lokpal anymore and the concerned rule shall be amended very soon. He also said that the rules regarding Search Committee shall also be amended.

The court took on record the SG’s statements and adjourned the matter awaiting the amendments.

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