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Lokpal Bill and ANNA Hazare :

Lokpal Bill and ANNA Hazare


Agenda What is Jan Lokpal Bill? Key Features Difference between Govt. Lokpal bill and Jan Lokpal Bill Campaign against Corruption By Anna

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What is Jan Lokpal Bill?

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an Lokpal Bill (Citizen's ombudsman Bill) is a draft anti-corruption bill drawn up by prominent civil society activists seeking the appointment of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body that would investigate corruption cases, complete the investigation within a year and envisages trial in the case getting over in the next one year J

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Key Features….

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1. Establish a central government anti-corruption institution called Lokpal . 2. Supervised by the Cabinet Secretary and the Election Commission. 3. Members will be appointed by judges, Indian Administrative Service officers with a clean record, private citizens and constitutional authorities. 4. A selection committee will invite shortlisted candidates for interviews, video recordings of which will thereafter be made public 5. The Lokayukta will publish a list of cases dealt with, brief details of each, their outcome and any action taken or proposed 6. Losses caused to the government by a corrupt individual will be recovered at the time of conviction 7. The existing anti-corruption agencies (CVC, departmental vigilance and the anti-corruption branch of the CBI) will be merged into Lokpal which will have complete power and authority to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician.

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Jan Lokpal Bill Govt. Lokpal Bill

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Prime Minister Can be investigated with permission of seven member Lokpal bench . PM cannot be investigate by Lokpal . Judiciary Can be investigated, though high level members may be investigated only with permission of a seven member Lokpal bench. Judiciary is exempt and will be covered by a separate "judicial accountability bill ". MPs Can be investigated with permission of seven member Lokpal bench Can be investigated, but their conduct within Parliament, such as voting, cannot be investigated Lower bureaucracy All public servants would be included Only Group A officers will be covered Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) The CBI will be merged into the Lokpal The CBI will remain a separate agency . Issues Jan Lokpal Bill Govt. Lokpal Bill

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Removal of Lokpal members and Chair Any person can bring a complaint to the Supreme Court, who can then recommend removal of any member to the President . Any "aggrieved party" can raise a complaint to the President, who will refer the matter to the CJI . Lokayukta Lokakyukta and other local/state anti-corruption agency would remain in place . All state anti-corruption agencies would be closed and responsibilities taken over by centralized Lokpal . Punishment for corruption Lokpal can either directly impose penalties, or refer the matter to the courts. Penalties can include removal from office, imprisonment, and recovery of assets from those who benefited from the corruption . Lokpal can only refer matters to the courts, not take any direct punitive actions. Penalties remain equivalent to those in current law . Removal of Lokpal staff and officers Complaints against Lokpal staff will be handled by independent boards set-up in each state, composed of retired bureaucrats, judges, and civil society members . Lokpal will conduct inquiries into its own behavior . Issues Jan Lokpal Bill Govt. Lokpal Bill

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C ampaign against C orruption by A nna

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I n 2011, Hazare initiated a Satyagraha movement for passing a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal (ombudsman) bill in the Indian Parliament as conceived in the Jan Lokpal Bill (People's Ombudsman Bill). The Jan Lokpal Bill was drafted earlier by N. Santosh Hegde , former justice of the Supreme Court of India and Lokayukta of Karnataka, Prashant Bhushan , a senior lawyer in the Supreme Court and Arvind Kejriwal, a social activist along with members of the India Against Corruption movement.

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