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CH.APTF:R-1
INTRODUCTION
;.l.
Ihel.okpalBill,20IIwasintroduced=
in.
theLokSabhaon
4th
August,
20
ILIt
was
referred"
by
(helion
"blc
ellai
rmun.
I~;liya
Sabha
to
the
Dopurtrncnt-Rclatcd
Pari
i.uncnrarv~land
i
ng
('0
m
1\1
i
treeon
P'l'rs(u1Ilcl.
Public
Grievances,
Law
and
Justice
ou\he
SIll,\
ugUSL
2011
for
exami
nation
andreport.
lhc
n
til
(;\IHICXLH'C-
A)seeks
10
pro"ideforthe
cstabl
ishmcnt
0
r
theinsf]
lui
ionof
Iokpal
to
inquire
intoallegationsofcorruptionagainstcertainpublicfunctionaries
andfor
matters
connected
therewith
or
incidentalthereon.
1.3.Till'Statementof
ObjectsandReasons,appendedtotheBillreadsasLinder>
..TIlt'need
/(J
havea
strong
and
effect
iveins/ill/lionofLokpalhasbeenfeltfor
,!
uit:
.1'0III
d
ll/e.The.
I
ministrat
iveRcjorm»
Commission,
inits
interim
./'.'.'.',In
f
II<'
J
irobl,
'I/IS
(?/
!?
cdrcss«!
0/(
'it
izcns'Grievances
slIhmifln/
in
..i,(,
ii».
"1",11111
rt'{
·(.11I1I1/1'lId('d
(/J('
sCltilig1/1'
ofaninstitution
(!/
roAflU/III
,iC
(,'ii/rl'
ill
thisregardTo
giveeftec!
tothisrecommendation
I!ldie
.:,iiiijuil/]",lli1't'
Ri.)'ill"ll/sCiunmissiou
(·;yht
Bills
onLokpo!were
introduced
ill
{ilt'
I
of.;
Sablu,inth«past,
I/(III/ely
ill
theyears
1968,
1971,
1977,
IV85,198V,
'JV(;.
i
(.NSandJO()l.However,theseBillshadlapsedconsequentuponthe
,;',",\u/llfiol1
(~/lh('
respective
LokSabha
exceptin
the
case
of
1985
Billwhich
II
L/,
II
ithdrawna/leritsintroduction
I
il,·,·,
II"
1.\
hct
'u
Ie]!
/0
cons/itutc
CI
mechanismfor
dealingwith
complaints
Oil
,,llrlll'{iollogl1ins/
publtcfunctionaries
inhigh
places.
Inthisregard,th«
I
·,'llIl"ulti01"CI"I?l1Iel1lconstituted
aJointDraftingCommittee(.IDL)on8"
1
.11'l"il.
::()!
I
to
drqli
a
LokpalBill.
j:""
,I
.n,
fir,'
,fl'/ih(/"afl('11
"lid
!i(/\'ill,\;
/"'·.1.',111"11
to
tlu:I/('cd/i)/"
('s/lIhlislllllg
II
':/.,"I.~~
.ut,
f
{:tl;'c(
in'
inst
if
11.!
iono(
l.d/it'lI!
to
inqjuir«iillo
ul/egal
ion
(~I"
varrnptianugains(certain
publicfunctionaries,
it
hasbeen
decidedtoenact
a\{"nilulane
/cgis/ofion.
inferolio
10
providefhrthe
following
mailers.
ii,
,'1,'],1,·..-
I
I
In
establish
an
institution
ofl.okpal
with
a
Chairperson
and
eight
.1lembersofwhichfiftypercentshallbeJudicialMembers:
iii.
t-».\{'/
Illl
Lukpal's
Olrll
11II'('sll,Q.ufiol7
lVing
und
Prosecution
Wiug
H'i/II
"11('/1
(!lficl.:r.\;
amiemployees
alidl
hy
it
{O
be
11CCCSiiWY:
lin
I
II/l'
cu/c{!.o]".rof'
publicfunctionariesagainstwhom
allegation
(!!
t'IIITII/lt;pu
(Ire'
to.
he
inquiredinto,namely
t-
uu
ct
Prime
Minister.
afterhe
has
deminedoffice;
(I,),/
.1
finish'!"
(!(rhe
Uttian.
l'ulIli\hl'din
(;azdn'
ofIndia(Extraurdi
11M
ry)
Part-ll
Section2dated4
11'
August"20
I
L
Iblj\HS',lhhll
Partranrentary
Bu
IIctillI'art-H(No.I!)3?)
dated
9
110
August,21111.
 
(c)
(J
MemberofParliament;(d),anyGroup
itA"
officerorequivalent;(e)aChairpersonormemberorofficerequivalenttoGroup"A
/I
in
anybody,Board,corporation,authority,company,society.trust,autonomousbodyestablishedbyanActofParliament
or
whollyorpartlyfinancedorcontrolledbytheCentralGovernment;
(f)
anydirector,manager,secretaryorotherofficerofd
SOCiety
orassociation
(~l
personsor
trust
whollyorpartlyfinanced
OJ'
aidedbytheGovernmentorinreceiptofanydonationsfrontthepublicandwhoseannualincomeexceedssuchamountastheCentralGovernmentmaybenotification.specifybut
the
organizationscreatedforreligiouspurposesandreceiving:
public
donationswouldbeoutsidethepurviewofthe
Lokpal.
(tv)Toprovidefor
(1
mechanism
10
ensurethatnosanctionorapprovalundersection
197
oftheCodeofCriminalProcedure,
1973
orsection19ofthePrevention
of
CorruptionAct,
1988,
willberequiredincaseshereprosecution
is
proposedbytheLokpal.
(v)
toconferontheLokpalthepowerofsearchandseizuresandcertainpowersofaCivilCourt;(vi)ToempowertheLokpalor
any
investigationofficerauthorizedby
it
in
thisbehalftoattachpropertywhich,primafacie,hasbeenacquiredI~\'corruptmeans;(vii)Tolaydownaperiodoflimitation
of
sevenyearsfrom
thedale
(d
commissionofallegedoffenceforfilingthecomplaintsbe/orethe
Lokpal;
(viii)ToconferpowersofpoliceuponLokpalwhichthepoliceofficershaveinconnectionwithinvestigation;(ix)TochargetheexpensesofLokpalontheConsolidatedFundoflndia:
(x)
(0
utilize
servicesofofficersof
Centralor
State
Government
wit
Ii
{he
consentoftheStateGovernmentforthepurposeofconductinginquiry;(xi)Torecommendtransferorsuspensionofpublicservantsconnectedwithallegationofcorruption;(xii)ToconstitutesufficientnumberofSpecialCourtsasmayherecommendedbytheLokpaJtohearanddecidethecasesarisingoutofthePreventionofCorruptionAct,
1988
undertheproposedenactment;
(xiii)
Tomakeevc,ypublicservanttodeclarehisassetsandliabilities.uudincaseofdefaultorfurnishingmisleadinginformation,topresumethatthepublicservanthasacquiredsuchassetsbycorruptmeans;(xiv)Toprovideforprosecutionofpersonswhomakefalseorfrivolous
01'
vexatiouscomplaints.'ThenotesonclausesexplainindetailthevariousprovisionscontainedintheBill.
.
TheBillseekstoachievetheaboveobjects.
r
2
 
I"J.
III
"lightdeviation
Irom
the
normalprocedurefollowed
by
Standing
Committees
lor
exam
i
nationo
r
Bills.
therewas
adctailed
discussiononthestatement
0
r
the
Min
ister
llr
linunc...niltheissues
relatingtothesetting
upof
the
Lokpal
inboththeHousesofParliamentonthe
2th
August
2011.Theseproceedingswerealsotransmittedtothe
l
'onuniucc.TheRajyaSabhaSecretariatcommunicationdated
the
30
lh
August
20
II
ill
thishchul
r
addressed
to
the
Chairman.
Standing
Committee,reads
as
follows:-
"111m
directed
10
inform
youthai(heChairman,RajyaSabha,hasdesiredthattheproceedingsa/theRajvaSabhaandLokSabhaelatedthe
27'h
August,
_'()/1
uertuining
to
the
discussion
on
thestatementmade
by
theMinister
0/
Fincuu:«
(J/I
issucsrelating
to
settingupofLokPalmaybetransmittedtothe
De!J£lJ'{IiI('I1I-relaled
ParliamentaryStandingCommitteeonPersonnel,
Public:
Gricvuttces.Law
&
Justiceforitsperusalwhileformulatingits
I'l'UIIJIII/,'lIdaf;017son
the[,okPalBill"2011.
r,,'o!',/I11.',:,ll',
d
t'(//))'
('od,
ofth:rclcvuntproceeding»oftheRajyaSabh«and
l.okSabh«isenclosedforyourkindperusal."
i
,5,rile
discussioninthetwo
Housesof
Parliamentwas
111
the
backdropof
divergent
\i
l'\\':-;
i
11
1
hl:
J
oi
III
Dralti
ng
Committee
constituted
by
theGovernmenttorprcparing
a
draltonthe
l.okpalBill.
The
Committeeconsisted
offive
nominees
oftheCivilSocietv(Jed
by
ShriAnnaHazare)
and
fivenominees
of
the
Government.
Initiatingdiscussion
ill
boththeHouses,Hon'bleFinanceMinistergaveabackground
or
the
111;1
tcrlend
i
ng
In
holding
0
r
d
i
scussioninPari
iament
on
thesettinglip
0
f
Lokpa
I.
lie
..IIlIl
n,'r:
I
Lc'd
[ilL'
I~\II
,l\\
i
Ilg:-;
,'..
1\,1,1
II'
.ucasu
r
d
i
vcrgentvicws
i
II
till:
.J
tli
IIIUr,dlll1g
Co
111111
ittee:-
J,
Should
~1I11'
singleActbeprovided
forboth
the
Lokpal
intheCentreand
l.okayukt
intheState?WouldtheStateGovernmentsbewillingtoaccepta
II
ru
It
prov
i
si
Oil
I()]'
thel.okayukr
011
!
hesamelinesasthat
0
f
(hel.okpal'
II,:-;
hould
t
hePri
III
..'
!'vI
i
nislcr
he
h
rollgh!
withi[]thepurview
oftheLokpal?
I
f
I
he
,HlS\\'L'l'
isin
affinnarive,
shouldtherebeaqualified
inclusion?
III.
Should
Judges
of
theSupremeCourt
and
HighCourtsbebroughtwithinthepurvicv,ofthel.okpul?
1\,
ShouldtheconductofMembersof
Parliament
inside
Parliament,
theirright
10
speakandrighttovoteintheIlouse,bebroughtwithin
the
purview
ofthe
,
_1

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