Lokpal

  • Plea against Lokpal provisions on assets declaration, Centre's response sought 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging provisions of the Lokpal Act which make it mandatory for public servants to disclose assets of their spouses and children. A division bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Vipin Sanghi issued notice to...
  • Government to go ahead with key appointments without LoP September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to go ahead with the appointments to various statutory bodies like CVC, NHRC and Lokpal without the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha as a member of the selection committee choosing them. The move comes following a recent reference from the Lok Sabha secretariat in...
  • SC decision to restore bipartisan spirit of democracy: Ghulam Nabi Azad August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday termed as "landmark" the Supreme Court's decision to go into the issue of interpreting the provision of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, saying it will help restore the bipartisan spirit of Indian democracy. The SC's observations yesterday, he said, is...
  • More power to PM, will take final call on allocation of cadre for IAS, IPS officers, RTI replies August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Making his message 'more governance and less government' loud and clear once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now take major bureaucracy decision. He will decide on allocation of cadre for IAS and IPS officers, said government sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the Prime Minister will have the...
  • Lokpal, Citizen's Grievances Bill among priorities of government: PMO August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting up of the anti-corruption body Lokpal is among the key measures that are the top priorities of the government, the Prime Minister's Office has said. In its communication to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the PMO has identified setting up of Lokpal, passing of Citizen's...
  • SC notice to Centre for appointing CVC on line of Lokpal August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a petition for making the appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC)and Vigilance Commissioners (VCs) more transparent by seeking applications through public advertisement on the lines of Lokpal. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha sought response from...
  • Lokpal: Bureaucrats to declare assets under new rules July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government has notified rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for all its employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children. It has issued new forms for filing these returns which have fields to give details on...
  • Modi government aims to bring Lokpal in place by August 15: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is mulling changes in the Lokpal Act. Government sources have told CNN-IBN that the Department of Personnel and Training is making changes in the rules on the mandate of the Lokpal search committee. The government plans to empower the search committee by including people...
  • 'The Disrupter: Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi' a meticulous study of the birth and spread of AAP May 6, 2014

    He may be a toddler in Indian politics but Arvind Kejriwal is also its "sole symbol of hope, a true aberration to the existing structures, an outsider who has challenged established parties and ideas of the past". The Congress and the BJP may speak about the young but it took...
  • Centre to change some rules regarding appointment of Lokpal members May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court (SC) that it will change some rules regarding the appointment of Lokpal members. The Centre had in April assured the apex court that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of the Lokpal. The top court was...
  • No immediate decision on appointment of Lokpal: Centre to SC April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday assured the Supreme Court that it is not going to take any immediate decision on the appointment of Lokpal. The top court was hearing a PIL challenging the selection process for appointment of Lokpal. The apex court has now agreed to hear the PIL on...
  • Jaitley demands immediate stop to attempts to appoint Lokpal April 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Demanding an immediate stop to attempts to appoint a Lokpal, BJP on Sunday said it would be a "gross political impropriety" and "violation" of the model code if the UPA government rushes through the appointment of the anti-corruption watchdog. BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the procedure is...
  • I should have consulted people before quitting, says Arvind Kejriwal April 16, 2014

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he committed a "mistake" of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi. "I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however) right," Kejriwal told NDTV in Varanasi. Kejriwal and his cabinet quit on February 14...
  • Full text: Aam Aadmi Party's manifesto for LS polls April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi on Thursday. It has also called for passing of Jan Lokpal Bill which covers "a peon to the Prime Minister". The manifesto talks about eligibility to fight polls to be lowered from...
  • Nagma clarifies her stance on slapping youth at election rally for molestation April 2, 2014

    On reports that she slapped a youth during an election rally last week when he tried to come too close to her, Nagma said that she was just trying to push him. She also accused her opponents' for creating disturbances during her rallies and meetings. Asked if she is getting enough support...
  • SC issues notice to Centre on PIL challenging Lokpal appointment rule March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central government over the issue of Lokpal's appointment. The court issued the notice after a PIL challenged the Lokpal appointment rule which favours appointment of secretaries to Government of India as members of Lokpal. The Supreme Court has asked...
  • Sanjay Singh confident about AAP winning 100 LS seats, says party is missing Hazare March 20, 2014

    Noting they were "missing" anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that had he been associated with the party it would have achieved its target easily. "The party is missing Hazare... Had he been with us, we would have easily achieved our target," Singh, a...
  • UPA II not to appoint new Lokpal: Sources March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a month left for the UPA-II regime to end, sources say that the Central government will not appoint a new chief for anti-corruption body Lokpal. Sources say that the job of appointment of a new Lokpal will be left for the next government to take up. The Lokpal...
  • No permanent enemy, friend in politics: SC March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The formation of Aam Aadmi Party government with the support of Congress which joined hands with BJP in opposing Arvind Kejriwal regime on Jan Lokpal Bill demonstrates that there is no permanent enemy or friend in politics, the Supreme Court observed on Friday. "In India the situation can change....
  • UPA damaging institution of Lokpal: BJP March 5, 2014

    Citing the refusal of an eminent jurist and a former Supreme Court judge to serve on the Search Committee for Lokpal, BJP on Wednesday accused UPA government of damaging the institution of Lokpal even before its creation. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley also referred to the refusal...
  • Government expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has expedited efforts to select seven members and chairperson of the Search Committee for Lokpal, official sources said. However, the government may not be able to select chairperson and members for the anti-graft body before Lok Sabha polls following refusal of...
  • BJP flays Congress after Justice KT Thomas quits Lokpal search panel March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress finds itself in a spot of bother over the Lokpal Committee search panel after Justice KT Thomas resigned as its head, the Bharatiya Janata Party came out strongly against its rival party over the controversy. Thomas's quitting is a big blow to the Congress...
  • After Fali Nariman snub, Lokpal search panel head Justice KT Thomas quits March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Head of the Lokpal Committee Search Panel Justice KT Thomas has now pulled out from the panel. He has written to the Prime Minister's Office expressing inability to be part of the panel. "I have decided to withdraw from the search committee after I studied the rules. The selection...
  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts February 27, 2014

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's...
  • Fali Nariman refuses to join Lokpal search committee February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court advocate Fali Nariman on Thursday refused to join Lokpal search committee. In a letter to the Centre, Nariman has called the Lokpal selection process ludicrous and farcical. Headed by former SC judge KT Thomas, the search panel comprises of eight members. Earlier, the BJP had objected to...
  • I have taken tough decisions as Home Minister: Shinde February 23, 2014

    Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday asserted that he was not weak as portrayed by the opposition, and had proved his mettle by taking tough decisions. Addressing a rally of Youth Congress at Veronica High School ground here in his hometown, Shinde said the opposition had spread propaganda about him. "I...
  • Kejriwal lacks administrative efficiency: Narayanasamy February 16, 2014

    Puducherry: Slamming Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who quit as Delhi Chief Minister, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday said Kejriwal was lacking in "political and administrative efficiency" and had been "playing a drama to cover up his incapability." "How can a Chief Minister stage agitation on a main road...
  • Arvind Kejriwal quit as he was unable to fulfil promises: Shriprakash Jaiswal February 16, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal quit the post as he was unable to fulfil promises he made to people before assembly polls, Union Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal said on Sunday. “Since the time Kejriwal took charge as Chief Minister, he had been trying to quit the post as he knew he...
  • TWTW: Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM in just 49 days February 16, 2014

    After 49 days as Delhi Chief Minister filled with high drama, protests, controversies and delivering on some parts of the Aam Aadmi Party manifesto, Arvind Kejriwal quit on Friday along with his Cabinet. The trigger the Jan Lokpal Bill not even being allowed to be tabled in the Delhi Assembly. ...
  • Kejriwal says AAP members shouldn't have called L-G a Congress agent February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Outgoing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal admitted that the Aam Aadmi Party leaders should not have called Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung a Congress agent. Speaking to IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Kejriwal said, "The words used against the Lieutenant Governor by some AAP partymen should not have been...