Lokpal News

Lokpal search panel holds first meeting

The committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, is understood to have discussed modalities related to the appointments of the chief and members of Lokpal, officials said, without citing further details.

Looking things positively will make world better: SC to Prashant Bhushan on Lokpal delay

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also directed the Centre to provide the search committee, which is led by Justice (retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai, the necessary infrastructure and manpower to complete its work.


Supreme Court gives Centre two weeks to list steps taken to appoint Lokpal

Social activist Anna Hazare has threatened to launch a hunger strike from January 30 over the Centre’s failure to appoint the anti-corruption ombudsman as per the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013. 

Anna Hazare puts off proposed hunger strike

Besides the appointments of Lokpal and Lokayukta, Hazare has been demanding constitutional status for the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP).

Former SBI chief, Prasar Bharati head part of 8-member Lokpal search panel

The search committee is mandated to recommend a panel of names for the appointment of the Lokpal and its members.

Lokpal search committee constituted, former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai to chair meetings

The committee, formed despite concerns raised by the Congress, has former chief of SBI Arundhati Bhattacharya, Prasar Bharati chairperson A Surya Prakash and ISRO head A S Kiran Kumar as members.


Supreme Court seeks time-frame for appointing Lokpal in 10 days

The bench was hearing a contempt petition filed by NGO Common Cause, which had raised the issue of non-appointment of the Lokpal despite the apex court’s verdict of April 27 last year.

When will the Lokpal be appointed? Supreme Court wants to know in 10 days

Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, placed before the bench the written instructions which he had received from the government on the issue of appointment of Lokpal.

Process to appoint eminent jurist to select Lokpal underway: Centre tells Supreme Court

The bench said that it doesn't consider necessary to pass any order at this stage but said it expects that the process of appointment of Lokpal will be made at the earliest.

Anna Hazare's strike enters day four, aide claims he lost 4 kgs

Hazare has been on an indefinite hunger strike since March 23 to press for his demands, including the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states