LOKPAL

  • Amendment in Lokpal Act on LoP in next session 13 hours 14 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • 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...