The Government of India has issued a Notification constituting a Joint Drafting Committee to prepare a draft of the Lok Pal Bill.
The Joint Drafting Committee shall consist of Five nominee Ministers of the Government of India and Five nominees of Shri Anna Hazare (including himself).
The five nominee Ministers of the Government of India are as under:-
(i) Shri Pranab Mukherjee,
Union Minister of Finance.
(ii) Shri P. Chidambaram,
Union Minister of Home Affairs.
(iii) Dr Veerappa Moily,
Union Minister of Law and Justice.
(iv) Shri Kapil Sibal,
Union Minister of Human Resource and Development and
Minister of Communication and Information Technology
(v) Shri Salman Khursheed,
Union Minister of Water Resources and
Minister of Minority Affairs
The five nominees of Shri Anna Hazare (including himself) are as under:-
(i) Shri Anna Hazare
(ii) Shri Justice N. Santosh Hedge
(iii) Shri Shanti Bhushan, Senior Advocate
(iv) Shri Prashan Bhushan, Advocate
(v) Shri Arvind Kejriwal.
The Chairperson of the Joint Drafting Committee shall be Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
The Co-Chairperson of the Joint Drafting Committee shall be Shri Shanti Bhushan.
The Convenor of the Join Drafting Committee shall be Dr M. Veerappa Moily.
The Joint Drafting Committee shall commence its work forthwith and evolve its own procedure to prepare the proposed legislation.
The Joint Drafting Committee shall complete its work latest by 30th June, 2011.
Ministry of Law and Justice ( Legislative Department), Government of India
New Delhi, Friday, April 8, 2011