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Supreme Court asks AG to inform within 10 days date for meeting of Lokpal selection committee

The search committee, headed by former apex court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai has recommended three panels of names to the selection committee.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 07, 2019 13:10 IST
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Supreme Court on date for meeting of Lokpal selection committee 

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to inform it about a possible date for meeting of the election committee for appointment of Lokpal and its members. The top court asked for a response within 10 days. 

The search committee, headed by former apex court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai has recommended three panels of names to the selection committee for appointment of chairperson, judicial and non-judicial members, bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was informed by Venugopal. 

The AG told the bench, also comprising Justices SA Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, that he will ask the Secretary of the Department of Personnel and Training to ensure that the meeting of the prime minister-headed selection committee is convened as early as possible.

The top court also refused to pass directions to disclose names in the three panels. 

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