Jan Lokpal

Topics: Lok Sabha, Westminster system, United Progressive Alliance Pages: 4 (1648 words) Published: May 21, 2013
n lokpalThe Lokpal Bill might have power concentrated on a single institution which is not healthy for a Democracy. Lokpal shall have powers to direct the Judiciary .
This will compromise the independence of Judiciary.
Even if this proposal were to be accepted, many Constitutional amendments have to be made.. These points have to be taken note of.
The LokThe word Lokpal means an ombudsman in India. The word hs been derived from the Hindi words “lok” (people) and “pal” (protector/caretaker). So the word Lokpal means ‘Protector of people’.The concept of Lokpal has been drawn up ostensibly to root out corruption at high places in the prevailing Indian polity. Lokpal Bill

After 42 years the lokpal bill is still pending in India. The first Lokpal Bill was passed in the 4th Lok Sabha in 1969 but could not get through in Rajya Sabha, subsequently, Lokpal bills were introduced in 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005 and in 2008, yet they were never passed and its pending. [1][2] The Lokpal Bill provides for filing complaints of corruption against the prime minister, other ministers, and MPs with the ombudsman. The Administrative Reforms Commission(ARC) while recommending the constitution of Lokpal was convinced that such an institution was justified not only for removing the sense of injustice from the minds of adversely affected citizens but also necessary to instill public confidence in the efficiency of administrative machinery. Following this, the Lokpal Bill was for the first time presented during the fourth Lok Sabha in 1968, and was passed there in 1969. However, while it was pending in the Rajya Sabha, the Lok Sabha was dissolved, resulting the first death of the bill. The bill was revived in 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005 and most recently in 2008. Each time, after the bill was introduced to the house, it was referred to some committee for improvements – a joint committee of parliament, or a departmental standing committee of the...
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