Lokpal Bill - Page 3

Ministries gear up for Parliament Session beginning on 1st August

The Ministries and Departments of Union Government are gearing up for legislative business in view of the forthcoming Session of Parliament. The Monsoon session will begin on 1st August 2011 and will continue up to 8th September 2011.Original and amendment bills are either being drafted or the readied bills are being sent for cabinet nod ...

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All Party Resolution on Lokpal Bill and Statement by Shri P. Chidambaram at GoM Briefing on Lokpal Bill

As you are aware, there was an all-party meeting yesterday. It started at half-past four, went on till nearly quarter to eight. Apart from the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister – the Finance Minister is also chairman of the joint drafting committee – there were 31 speakers representing the political parties. Both Leaders of Oppo...

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PM rules out inclusion of higher judiciary in anti-corruption ombudsman

Asserting that he has no hesitation in subjecting himself to the jurisdiction of Lokpal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday ruled out inclusion of higher judiciary within the ambit of the anti-corruption ombudsman. Bringing higher judiciary under the jurisdiction of the Lokpal would be contrary to the Constitutional scheme of thin...

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Narayana Murthy backs Anna Hazare; says bring PM, judiciary under Lokpal

Software icon N R Narayana Murthy on Saturday backed Anna Hazare's movement against corruption and favoured the Prime Minister and the judiciary coming under the ambit of the Lokpal bill. The chairman and chief mentor of Infosys also supported the people taking to streets demanding an end to corruption. ...

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Centre Seeks Views of State Governments and Political Parties on Lokpal

Centre has sought the views of State Governments and Political Parties on certain issues related to drafting of Lokpal Bill. The text of the letter written by the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, Shri Pranab Mukherjee is as follows: The issue of setting up of a Lokpal to curb corruption in high places has been under the consideration ...

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PIL filed in SC challenging inclusion of five civil society members in Lokpal Bill committee

Advocate M L Sharma and others have moved the court contending that inclusion of five civil society members in the committee, which also has five ministers, is constitutionally flawed as a parliamentary committee must comprise only members of parliament and no one else....

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Parliament final word on Lok Pal Bsays Hazare ; CD was doctored and fabricated – Bhushan

Open to extending Aug 15 deadline if he finds the govt on the right path. In an apparent softening of stand, Anna Hazare today said Parliament was supreme and he would accept its decision if it rejected the Lok Pal Bill. Hazare also showed some flexibility on the August 15 deadline he had set for the passage of the Bill by Parliament, say...

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