redressal charter (if an officerdoes not do a citizenswork in prescribed time)by an officer should bepenalized and should bedeemed to becorruption.proposed. So, this willremain only on paper.demand in the Joint committeemeeting on 23
May. It isunfortunate they have gone backon this decision.CBI Anti-corruption branchof CBI should be mergedinto Lokpal.Government wants toretain its hold overCBI.CBI is misused by governments.Recently, govt has taken CBI outof RTI, thus further increasing thescope for corruption in CBI. CBIwill remain corrupt till it remainsunder governments controlSelection of Lokpalmembers1. Broad based selectioncommittee with 2politicians, four judgesand two independentconstitutionalauthorities.2. An independentsearch committeeconsisting of retdconstitutionalauthorities to preparefirst list.3. A detailed transparentand participatoryselection process.1. With five out of tenmembers from rulingestablishment and sixpoliticians in selectioncommittee,government hasensured that onlyweak, dishonest andpliable people wouldbe selected.2. Search committeeto be selected byselection committee,thus making them apawn of selectioncommittee3. No selection processprovided. It willcompletely depend onselection committeeGovernments proposal ensuresthat the government will be ableto appoint its own people asLokpal members and Chairperson.Interestingly, they had agreed tothe selection committee proposedby us in the meeting held on 7
May. There was also a broadconsensus on selection process.However, there was adisagreement on composition of search committee. We aresurprised that they have goneback on the decision.Who willLokpal beaccountableto?To the people. A citizencan make a complaint toSupreme Court and seekremoval.To the Government.Only government canseek removal of LokpalWith selection and removal of Lokpal in governments control, itwould virtually be a puppet ingovernments hands, againstwhose seniormost functionaries itis supposed to investigate, thuscausing serious conflict of interest.Integrity of Lokpal staff Complaint against Lokpalstaff will be heard by anindependent authorityLokpal itself willinvestigate complaintsagainst its own staff,thus creating seriousconflicts of interestGovernments proposal creates aLokpal, which is accountableeither to itself or to thegovernment. We have suggestedgiving these controls in the handsof the citizens.