0
Email

Lokpal Bill with amendments cleared by Cabinet

PTI [ Updated 31 Jan 2013, 16:06:24 ]
Lokpal Bill with amendments cleared by Cabinet
FONT SIZE

New Delhi, Jan 31: The amended Lokpal Bill, which delinks the central government from creation of state Lokayuktas, was today approved by the Union Cabinet, paving the way for its consideration by Parliament.
 


The revised bill incorporates a number of changes recommended by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee, including appointment of the Director of Prosecution by the CVC.
 
The government, however, has not accepted a key recommendation of the panel that an official facing an inquiry by the Lokpal should not be given an opportunity to be heard at the stage of the preliminary inquiry.
 
The Select Committee, to which the controversial bill was referred in view of sharp differences between political parties, has recommended delinking of the creation of Lokayuktas from the Lokpal Bill.

This was one of the most controversial provisions with several parties contending that it amounts to the central government encroaching upon the rights of the states. 
The Bill had said state governments will have to set up Lokayuktas within one year of enactment of Lokpal.
 
On the issue of giving opportunity to an official to present his or her view, the government feels that such a protection is required and depriving the officials facing allegations the opportunity to present their views was against the “principle of protection”.






India Tv Mobile Wesbite
Mandate 2014
At A Glance
Tej Pratap Yadav- new member of Mulayam Singh's family to join electoral politics
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav declared  more
10 facts to know about Benazir Bhutto, former Pakistan PM
Benazir Bhutto is a name that will always be remembered  more
'MyGov' portal: NaMo model for 'participative governance' and 'Surajya'
New Delhi: While campaigning for 2014 Lok  more
Read More >>
Know Your Leader
B'day spl: Know Mulayam Singh's compulsions behind supporting UPA govt
New Delhi, Sep 27: Mulayam Singh Yadav  more
Know criminal-turned-politician BSP MP Dhananjay Singh
New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party MP from Jaunpur, Uttar  more
Who is Sadhu Yadav?
New Delhi: Sadhu Yadav – this is one name that  more
Read More >>
Politics Archive
TODAY'S BEST VIDEO
Many dead in Pune village landslide, rescue effor..

At least 19 people were killed when landslides,...

Jyoti Murder case: Husband got her killed with th..

Uttar Pradesh Police today claimed to have cracked the...

INDIAtv Poll
ALSO READ
X
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm over bugging allegations
New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was Thursday adjourned till 2 pm after opposition...
Read More >>