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19th March- The Hindu Editorial - Part-1 (in Hindi)
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Subhodeep Das
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Saravana Kumar
6 months ago
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6 months ago
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Saravana Kumar
6 months ago
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6 months ago
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Sir..Prime minister is not the ambit of this Lokpal if the incidents occurred in The International relations,Atomic energy 50 percent member of this Lokpal will be SC/ST/OBC/Women. Chairman - equivalent to chief justice of Supreme Court Members- equivalent to judges of supreme court Retirement- 5yrs time of offc or 70yrs age ( whichever is earlier) Appointment- by President
  1. THEDU EDITORIAL DISCUSSION 19th March THE HINDU


  2. Lokpal, at last PAL LOK The establishment of the anti-graft body is a welcome development. UBHODESP


  3. The idea of an ombudsman first came up in parliament during a discussion during 1963 First ARC recommended the setting up of two independent authorities- at the central and state level, to look into complaints against public functionaries The Lokpal will have the power of superintendence and direction over any Investigation agency including CBl The Lokpal Bill was introduced in parliament but was not passed. Eight attempts were made till 2011 to pass the Bill, but in vain History Lokpal can summon or question any public servant if there exists a prima facie case against the person Second ARC also recommended that Lokpal should be appointed to look into corruption issues Any officer of the CBl investigating a case referred to it by the Lokpal, shall not be transferred without the approval of the Lokpal Powers Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill 2013, was passed in both Houses of Parliament. An investigation must be completed within six months. However the Lokpal may allow extensions of six months at a time provided the reasons for the need of such extensions are given in writing LOKPAL A five-member panel comprising the PM, the Lok Sabha Speaker, the Leader of the Opposition, CJI and an eminent jurist nominated by the President heLalill osis of a charper a masmum of eight members The current Lok Sabha does not have a Leader of Opposition to sit on the selection panel The Lokpal will cover all categories of public servants, including the Prime Minister This led to an amendment to the existing Lokpal Act to change Leader of Opposition to Leader of the largest Opposition party Appointment and issues Salient Features But the armed forces do not come under the ambit of Lokpal It made mandatory for public servants to declare their assets and liabilities along with that of their spouse and dependent children Parliament is yet to approve the changes made by the amendment to the existing Lokpal Act The Act also led to passing a seperate whistle blowers act.) UBHODESP


  4. The selection of Justice P.C. Ghose as the first Lokpal has come after ar unjustified delay of five years. Nevertheless, it ought to be welcomed as a milestone in the cause of fighting corruption in high places. The concept of an institutional mechanism, or an anti-corruption ombudsman, has been around for over 50 years. It was finally enacted as a law in 2013, and came into effect on January 16, 2014. Some of the credit for driving this legislation must be given to Anna Hazare's movement against what many saw as unreasonable levels of corruption under the previous UPA regime. UBHODESP


  5. However, since then, barring a report by the Standing Committee of Parliament and a couple of amendments passed in 2016 on the declaration of assets by publicservants, there has been very little progress At one point, the government's lack of political will to establish a Lokpal became obvious, leading to the Supreme Court repeatedlyasking it to show progress in its efforts. Ultimately, it was the court's stern ultimatum to appoint a Lokpal within a timeframe that worked The appointment system is quite long, a two-stage process. A search committee has to be formed. It recommends a panel of names to the high-power selection committee, which comprises the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the Leader of the Opposition, the Chief Justice of India (or his nominee) and an eminent jurist. UBHODESP


  6. The selection panel has to choose from a short-list consisting of names for the posts of Lokpal chairperson, and judicial and non-judicial members. The government had initially taken the position that it was awaitingthe passage of amendments based on the parliamentary committee report. One amendmentpertained to including the leader of the largest party in the Opposition in the selection committee, in the absence of a recognised Leader of the Opposition. UBHODESP


  7. In a verdict in April 2017, the Supreme Court rejected the excuse and said there was no legal bar on the selection committee moving ahead even if there was a vacancy It is not clear why this simple amendment, carried out in respect of selection committees for the posts of CBI Director and Chief Information Commissioner, was not made in the Lokpal Act. The Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, did not want to attend selection committee meetings as a 'special invitee' and wanted full membership. With Lokpal ,victims of corruption have a viable avenue of redress. UBHODESP


  8. Papering over The BJP's alliances in the Northeast are underpinned by political contradictions UBHODESP


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  10. THEDU EDITORIAL DISCUSSION 19th March THE HINDU