Senior ministers meet to discuss Lokpal Act

According to officials, issues related to Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013 were discussed at the meeting.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 22, 2016 7:19 am
Lokpal Act, Lokpal Act discussion, Lokayukta, Lokpal meeting, Lokpal news, india news, latest news, indian express Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh led the meeting. (File Photo)

A panel led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday discussed issues related to the proposed anti-corruption body Lokpal. The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh among others.

According to officials, issues related to Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013 were discussed at the meeting. The ministers also discussed the Parliamentary Standing Committee report on the Lokpal Act, sources said.

The Centre had introduced a Bill to amend the Lokpal Act in Lok Sabha on December 18, 2014, which was then referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee. The committee had submitted its report in December last year.

One of the amendments was for allowing the leader of the largest Opposition party in Lok Sabha, in case there is no Leader of Opposition in the House, to be part of the selection panel for the appointment of chairperson and members of Lokpal. The Lokpal Act provides for establishment of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayuktas for the states to probe corruption complaints against public servants.

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  1. SK Iyer
    Dec 22, 2016 at 2:13 am
    "The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act (LL Act) was notified in the Gazette in January;br/gt;The Act has not been operationalised despite almost three years having ped since it was notified in the official;br/gt;During the debate in Parliament on the amendment legislation on 27 and 28 July 2016, Singh had given an urance that the Act would be referred to the Standing;br/gt;As per information available on the websites of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, it appears that the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016 has not yet been referred to any Parliamentary Standing Committees" (THE QUINT)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;THE INTENTION OF THE TRADITIONAL POLITICIANS AND THEIR PARTIES IS CLEAR....THEY HAVE NO INTENTION AT ALL!!
    1. M
      Dec 22, 2016 at 3:45 am
      they will discuss it everyday to fool the public, Modi runs away as soon as the word LOKPAL is mentioned !!!!
      1. H
        Dec 22, 2016 at 2:06 am
        The outcome of that would be nought as always,Just playing games! Why not bring strong Lokpal?