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Monday, July 25, 2011

LOK PAL BILL: Govt draft on Lokpal Bill excludes PM!


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July 25, 2011 / PTI, New Delhi / DC.

File photo of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the World Economic Forum's 25th India Economic Summit-2009 in New Delhi - AFP
File photo of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the World Economic Forum's 25th India Economic Summit-2009 in New Delhi - AFP.

The government draft on Lokpal Bill, which is expected to be considered by the Cabinet this week, does not include the Prime Minister in the purview of the Ombudsman but the final call on the ticklish issue will be taken by Parliament and its Standing Committee.
Disclosing this, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said the bill will be introduced in Parliament in the Monsoon session starting on August one.
The government's draft has been prepared by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which is the nodal ministry, and the issue is likely come up before Cabinet this week or early next week.
"Once the Cabinet approves the draft, with or without changes, that is the government's draft that will be introduced in Parliament. So we will introduce the Lokpal Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament," he told PTI here.
On the controversial question of bringing the Prime Minister's post in the ambit of Lokpal, Chidambaram said: "According to present thinking, and subject to change by the Cabinet, the government's draft keeps out the Prime Minister.


Well, lets what different political parties in Parliament say on this, when it is referred to it!


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1 comment:

  1. With the revelations coming out of so many SCAMS for the past many months, it is all the more necessary to bring even the P.M , Judiciary and the actions of MPs on the floor of the house under the perview of LOK PAL bill without any exception. It is hoped that better counsel will prevail on our
    leaders at the time of discussion and pass the bill as proposed by the Citizens forum. Then only ours can be called a Democratic Country.

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