36 37 The former Minister of the law and Justice is part of the drafting committee. The government's handling of the formation of the draft committee, involving the civil society in preparation of the draft lokpal bill, was criticised by various political parties including Bharatiya janata party, biju janata dal, telugu desam Party, all India anna Dravida munnetra kazhagam, communist Party. 38 39 The committee failed to agree on the terms of a compromise bill and the government introduced its own version of the bill in the parliament in August 2011. 40 Fast agitation Phase 2 edit hindi sign at Ramlila Grounds: "we eat to live, they live to eat, we do not even receive clean drinking water, yet they drink our blood" According to Anna and his team, the government's version of the lokpal bill. To protest against this, Anna hazare announced an " Indefinite fast " (not to be confused with " Fast until death. Anna and his team asked for permission from Delhi police for their fast and agitation at Jantar Mantar or jp park. Delhi police gave its permission with certain conditions.
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To dissuade hazare from going on an indefinite hunger strike, the Office of the Prime minister directed the personnel and law ministries to see how the views of social activists can be global included in the bill. 30 On 5 April, the national Advisory council rejected the lokpal bill drafted by the government. Union Human Resource development Minister Kapil Sibal then met social activists Swami Agnivesh and Arvind Kejriwal on 7 April to find ways to bridge differences over the bill. 31 However, no consensus could be reached on 7 April owing to several differences of opinion between the social activists and the government. Fast agitation Phase 1 edit On hazare called for a jailemands. 32 Anna hazare also claimed that his group had received six crore (60 million) text messages of support 33 and that he had further backing from a large number of Internet activists. The outpouring of support was largely free of political overtones; political parties were specifically discouraged from participating in the movement. 34 The fast ended on 9 April, after 98 hours, when the government accepted most demands due to public pressure. Anna hazare set a deadline, 15 August, for the passing of the bill in the parliament, 35 failing which he would start a hunger strike from 16 August. The fast also led to the government of India agreeing to set up a joint Drafting Committee, which would complete resume its work by 35 Drafting committee edit The drafting committee was officially formed on It consisted of the following ten members, including five from the.
24 Responding to this move, team Anna issued a statement that: "The government proposes to remove cbi, judiciary, citizen charter, whistle blower protection, Group c and Group d employees from the lokpal jurisdiction. Wouldn't that reduce lokpal to an empty tin box with no powers and functions?". 25 This issue remains open between team Anna government. Campaign for the jan lokpal Bill edit main article: 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement main article: 2011 lokpal roundtable The first essays version of the lokpal Bill drafted by the government of India headed by United Progressive alliance in 2010 was considered ineffective by anti-corruption activists from. 26 These activists, under the banner of iac, came together to draft a citizen's version of the lokpal Bill later called the jan lokpal. 26 Public awareness drives 27 and protest marches 26 were carried out to campaign for the bill. However, public support for the jan lokpal Bill draft started gathering steam after Anna hazare, a gandhian announced that he would hold an indefinite fast from for the passing of the lokpal/ Jan lokpal bill. 28 29 The government has however accepted.
19 lokpal can issue contempt orders, and has the salon ability to punish those in contempt. No authority to obtain wiretaps, issue rogatory letters, or recruit investigating officers. 19 False, frivolous and vexatious complaints lokpal can issue fines for frivolous complaints (including frivolous complaints against lokpal itself with a maximum penalty of Rs 100,000. 19 court system will handle apple matters of frivolous complaints. Courts can give 25 years imprisonment and fines of Rs 25,000 to 200,000. 22 ngos ngos not within the scope due to their role in exposing corruption. 21 ngos are within the scope and can be investigated. 21 governments approach about Whistleblower protection citizen-charter edit In a bid to narrow differences on the anti-graft legislation and provide itself some political cover against the threat of a public protest, the government introduced Citizen's Charter and Grievance redressal Bill 2011 or Citizen-charter bill.
19 no protection granted to whistleblowers by lokpal. 19 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. 19 lokpal can only refer matters to the courts, not take any direct punitive actions. Penalties remain equivalent to those in current laws. 19 Investigatory powers lokpal can obtain wiretaps (to make a connection to a telegraph or telephone wire to obtain information secretly issue rogatory letters, and recruit investigating officers. Cannot issue contempt orders.
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20 Conduct of MPs Can be investigated with permission of seven member lokpal ziggurat bench. Clarification needed 19 Can be investigated, but their conduct within Parliament, such as voting, cannot be investigated. 20 Lower bureaucracy All public servants would be included. 20 Only senior officers (Group A) will be covered. 20 Anti-corruption wing of the central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) The Anti-corruption wing of the cbi will be merged into the lokpal. 20 The Anti-corruption wing of the cbi cannot be merged into the lokpal. 19 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.
19 Any "aggrieved party" can raise a complaint to the President, who will refer the matter to the cji. 19 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. 19 lokpal will conduct inquiries into its own behaviour. 19 lokayukta lokayukta and other local/state anti-corruption agency would remain in place. 20 All state anti-corruption agencies would be closed and responsibilities taken over by centralised lokpal. 20 Whistleblower protection Whistleblowers are protected by lokpal.
Whistle-blowers who alert the agency to potential corruption cases will also be provided with protection. Difference between government's and activists' drafts edit highlights edit difference between Jan lokpal Bill and Draft Bill 2010 18 Jan lokpal Bill (Citizen's Ombudsman Bill) Draft lokpal Bill (2010) lokpal wil have the power to initiate prosecution of anyone found guilty. Lokpal will only be an Advisory body with a role limited to forwarding reports to a "Competent Authority". Lokpal will have police powers as well as the ability to register firs. Lokpal will have no police powers and no ability to register an fir or proceed with criminal investigations. Lokpal and the anti corruption wing of the cbi will be one independent body.
The cbi and lokpal will be unconnected. Punishments will be a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of up to life imprisonment. Punishment for corruption will be a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of up to 7 years. Details edit The following table details differences between the government and activist backed versions. Comparison SlideShow uploaded by India against Corruption. 22 Issue the jan lokpal Bill 5 government's lokpal Bill 2 pm pm can be investigated with permission of seven member lokpal bench. Clarification needed 19 pm can be investigated by lokpal after she/he vacates office. 23 judiciary can be investigated, though high level members may be investigated only with permission of a seven-member lokpal bench. Clarification needed 19 Judiciary is exempt and will be covered by a separate "judicial accountability bill".
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In the first instance, the icac sacked 119 out of 180 police officers. citation needed 17 key features of proposed bill edit some important features of the proposed bill are: 1 to establish a central government anti-corruption institution called lokpal, supported by lokayukta at the state level. As is the case with the supreme court of India and Cabinet Secretariat, the lokpal will be supervised by the cabinet Secretary and the Election Commission. As a result, it will be completely independent of the government and free from ministerial influence in its investigations. Members will be appointed by judges, Indian guaranteed Administrative service officers with a clean record, private citizens and constitutional authorities through a transparent and participatory process. A selection committee will invite short-listed candidates for interviews, the video recordings of which will thereafter be made public. Inquiry has to be completed within 60 days and investigation to be completed within six months. Lokpal shall order an investigation only after hearing the public servant. Losses to the government by a corrupt individual will be recovered at the time of conviction.
The lokpal Bill was finally passed on 17 December 2013 in the rajya sabha. 10 It was passed in the lok sabha on 18 December 2013. 11 Central Vigilance commission (CVC) edit main article: Central Vigilance commission cvc has a staff strength of between 200 and 250 employees. 12 If one went by international standards, India needs 28,500 anti-corruption staff in cvc to check corruption.7 million employees. 13 There has been considerable delay in many cases for grant of sanction for prosecution against corrupt government officials. The permission to prosecute such officials acts as a deterrent in the drive to eradicate corruption and bring plural transparency in the system. 14 Inspiration edit The bill was inspired by the hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (icac). 15 s, the level of corruption in Hong Kong was seen so high, citation needed that the government created the commission with direct powers to investigate and deal with corruption.
was preparing to adopt the jan lokpal Bill, but was unable to introduce it to the house, resigning moments later. 6 Contents lokpal Bill edit The lokpal Bill was first introduced by Adv. Shanti Bhushan in 1968 7 and passed by the 4th lok sabha in 1969. But before it could be passed by rajya sabha, the lok sabha was dissolved and the bill lapsed. 8 Subsequent versions were re-introduced in 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 20, 9 but none of them were passed. In 2012 during the parliament's Winter Session, the lok sabha passed the controversial lokpal Bill, but could not be passed by rajya sabha due to shortage of time in the winter session of 2011. The government tabled the lokpal Bill in the rajya sabha on 13 December 2013 and the debate was adjourned till 16 December 2013.
Lok sabha in December 2011. 3, the jan lokpal aims to effectively deter corruption, compensate citizen grievances, and protect whistle-blowers. The prefix, jan (translation: citizens) signifies that these improvements include inputs provided by "ordinary citizens" through an activist-driven, non-governmental public consultation. 4, the word, lokpal was coined in 1963. Singhvi, a member of parliament during a debate. To draw the attention of the government, a focused campaign ". India against Corruption " (IAC) was started in 2011. Anna hazare is the head of civil society and the iac movement.
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Not to be confused with, the lokpal and lokayuktas Act, 2013, an anti-corruption Act passed by the parliament of India. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. learn how and when to remove these template messages ). This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. The, jan lokpal Bill, also referred to as the. Citizen's Ombudsman Bill, is an anti-corruption bill drawn up by civil society activists in India seeking the appointment of a jan lokpal, an independent body to investigate corruption cases. 1, this bill also proposes improvements to the lokpal and lokayukta bill 2011, 2 which was to be passed.