LOKPAL

  • AAP government to table Jan Lokpal Bill in June, 2015 April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP-led government will table the Jan Lokpal Bill, over which Arvind Kejriwal had resigned from chief ministerial post after the proposed legislation could not be passed in Assembly in 2014, in Budget Session in June, 2015. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that government has started working...
  • Political class is under scrutiny 24 hours: PM Modi April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said political class was now under the constant scrutiny of media and various other institutions as he advocated for an "inbuilt mechanism" for judiciary to monitor itself. "The news which earlier did not find a place even in a gossip column has now...
  • Ramdas questions AAP claim that his tenure as Lokpal had ended April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after the AAP appointed a new Lokpal panel replacing him, former Navy chief Ramdas has questioned the decision, claiming his term was to end in November 2016. Ramdas, a recipient of 2004 Ramon Magsaysay award for peace, said he was "stunned", "bemused" and "befuddled" by AAP's decision,...
  • Bhushan removed from AAP disciplinary committee; dropped as Lokpal, Ramdas upset March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP's internal Lokpal Admiral (retd) L Ramdas was on Sunday shown the door while dissident AAP leader Prashant Bhushan was axed from the party's disciplinary committee, a day after Bhushan and senior leader Yogendra Yadav were expelled from the National Executive (NE) for "backstabbing" and "hatching conspiraces" against...
  • Not quitting as AAP Lokpal: Ramdas March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP's internal Lokpal, Admiral (retd) L Ramdas, on Saturday said he will not quit the post even though he was asked not to attend the crucial National Council meeting for which he had travelled all the way from Maharashtra. "I am neither quitting nor have I been asked to...
  • Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal to miss deadline, seeks more time March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal amendment Bill will miss the March 25 deadline for submission of its report and has sought more time to finalise it. The 31-member Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, headed by Congress MP EM Sudarsana Natchiappan, is examining...
  • Two camps in AAP leadership: party lokpal; Raises one-man,one post March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Serious differences appeared to have cropped up in AAP, including over Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's role in the party, with the internal Lokpal pointing to two camps emerging within top leadership and asking the party to consider 'one-man, one-post' arrangement. Barely weeks after AAP convenor and Chief Minister Arvind...
  • Internal Lokpal talks of 'growth of two camps within AAP' March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst rumblings of a crisis within AAP, a letter by its internal Lokpal has pointed to the growth of two camps within the top leadership of the party due to an "abject breakdown in communication and mutual trust" and said it needs to make efforts to address criticisms...
  • Anna Hazare returns, targets Modi government's Land Ordinance; Kejriwal to participate on Tuesday February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare, who shook the previous UPA government four years ago with his anti-corruption crusade, is back in the national capital to take on the BJP government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its "pro-rich" development agenda. Attacking Modi government's Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, Hazare said...
  • Establishment of Lokayukta under consideration of government: Tamil Nadu February 10, 2015

    Madurai: Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday told the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court that establishment of Lokayukta in the state was under its consideration. A committee had been formed for the purpose and it was examining the concerned issues including drafting of...
  • A day with Anna Hazare, who wants to launch yet another agitation February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Following Mahatma Gandhi's footsteps, reminding the nation the power of non violence, he inspired lakhs to take to the streets to join his movement for Janlokpal. 77-year-old anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare was the panacea that many Indians were desperately looking for. Perhaps, an ailing Anna sitting on a...
  • Anna Hazare to launch new agitation against Centre to bring back black money stashed abroad January 29, 2015

    Mumbai: Out in the open yet again, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is preparing to launch a new agitation against the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not implementing the Lokpal Act. "The government is not serious on the issue of corruption. The Lokpal Act has not been...
  • AAP relies on star campaigner Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi polls January 21, 2015

    While BJP and Congress have detailed campaign strategies to reach out to voters through various platforms, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is relying on its main face Arvind Kejriwal. They are focusing more on padyatras and direct interactions with voters. ...
  • Amendment in Lokpal Act on LoP in next session December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bill for inclusion of the leader of single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as a member of a committee selecting chairperson and members of Lokpal will be brought in the next session of Parliament, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday. "The Lokpal Bill was brought with...
  • Lokpal: Central government employees get four more months to file information on assets December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Central government employees have got four more months, till April next year, to file details of their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal rules. The forms for providing such declarations are also being revised by the Centre. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Thursday extended the...
  • Cabinet nod for Congress LS leader's inclusion in Lokpal selection panel December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The leader of the largest opposition party in Lok Sabha will be included in a panel to select the chairperson and members of Lokpal under the amended law, governing the functioning of the anti-corruption body, approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. The approved amendments in the Lokpal and...
  • After SC relieving Ranjit Sinha in 2G probe, demand for the controversial CBI chief's removal grows November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ranjit Sinha who is the most controversial chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in recent times is retiring on December 3. However, amid growing criticism, the demand for his removal is growing louder. Removal of the CBI director though, is not an easy task. After the...
  • LoP's absence won't invalidate Lokpal, CVC appointments: AG November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The absence of recognised Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha will not invalidate appointments in various statutory bodies including Lokpal and CVC among others, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has said. The Attorney General (AG), in his opinion to Lok Sabha on the issue of LoP, has also...
  • Modi government to amend Lokpal Bill, receives proposal from DoPT: sources November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to amend the Lokpal Bill. The Department of Personnel and Training's proposal for the amendment has been received, said Law Ministry sources on Saturday. The government has begun the amendment process. The government is likely to amend the Lokpal bill to include...
  • Will go by laid-down rules on Lokpal appointment: Rajnath Singh September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go by the laid-down rules in deciding on appointments to the posts of Lokpal, CVC and other statutory authorities with the Leader of Opposition, who is a member of the selection panel for choosing them, not having been designated for the Lower House. "We will work...
  • Plea against Lokpal provisions on assets declaration, Centre's response sought September 9, 2014

    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 anticorruption 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 Appointment: AG, two others in the committee named to advice PM August 3, 2014

    The final committee to advice the Central government in Lokpal Appointment has been formed. The Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatagi, Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training and the Law Secretary have been named as the members of the committee. The committee will make suggestion sought by the Prime Minister on...
  • 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 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is mulling changes in the Lokpal Act. Government sources have told CNNIBN 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...