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Impact of Lokpal Bill

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  • October 2011
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What
 are
 Lokpal
 and
 Lokayukta?
  Why
 are
 Lokpal
 and
 Lokayukta
 needed?
  How
 will
 Lokpal
 and
 Lokayukta
 be
 different
 from
 the
 prevalent
 system
 of
  fighting
 corruption?
 
We
 propose
 that
 there
 should
 be
 established
 a
 ‘Lokpal’
 at
 the
 central
 level
 and
 ‘Lakayukta’
 at
 the
  state
 level,
 both
 of
 which
 will
 address
 the
 inadequacies
 of
 the
 current
 anti-­‐corruption
 systems
 and
  have
 the
 power
 and
 independence
 to
 investigate
 and
 prosecute
 cases
 of
 corruption.
 
  To
 be
 established
 through
 the
 enactment
 of
 central
 and
 state-­‐level
 laws,
 Lokpal
 and
 Lokayukta
 will
  work
 on
 behalf
 of
 the
 citizens
 of
 India
 to
 protect
 their
 interests
 from
 abuse
 of
 public
 office
 at
 the
  level
 of
 the
 central
 and
 state
 governments,
 respectively.
  These
 ‘people’s
 commissions’
 will
 be
 independent
 of
 the
 government
 in
 a
 manner
 that
 politicians
  and
 bureaucrats
 are
 not
 able
 to
 interfere
 in
 their
 functioning.
 They
 will
 be
 accountable
 to
 the
  citizens
 through
 transparency
 in
 their
 selection
 and
 functioning.
 Lokpal
 and
 Lokayukta
 will
 also
 be
  made
 accountable
 to
 the
 citizens
 by
 giving
 the
 latter
 the
 right
 to
 file
 complaints
 against
 the
 former
  at
 the
 Supreme
 Court
 and
 the
 High
 Court,
 respectively.
  Lokpal
 and
 Lokayukta
 will
 protect
 citizens
 who
 show
 the...