Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Host of Questions? GOI dilly dallying the Lokpal Bill

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 31-May, 2011 19:51 IST- PIB
Centre Seeks Views of State Governments and Political Parties on Lokpal
The Centre has sought the views of State Governments and Political Parties on certain issues related to drafting of Lokpal Bill. The text of the letter written by the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, Shri Pranab Mukherjee is as follows:
“The issue of setting up of a Lokpal to curb corruption in high places has been under the consideration of the Government of India for some time. In this context, the Legislative Department had prepared a draft Lokpal Bill in 2010, a copy of which is annexed. Simultaneously, some members from civil society have been advocating setting up of a Lokpal and a draft bill prepared by them is also annexed.
AYou would be aware that the Government of India have constituted a Joint Drafting Committee in April 2011 (copy annexed) which has had five meetings so far. There are, however, some basic issues where the Government feels that consultations with all stakeholders is necessary before we finalize the draft of the Lokpal Bill. As Chief Minister of State Government, you are an important stakeholder and we would like to have the benefit of your views on these vital issues... click here to read more
Comment: Bureaucrats scheme to endlessly delay the Lokpal Bill. Will the Bill ever see daylight? Impossible for the corrupt Politicians to enact laws that will infringe on their democratic right and freedom for looting the Nation!

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