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for the society as it demands to make an autocratic super powerful centralised institution, which doesn’t fits well according to the democracy. The role of democracy is to empower the people not to create a super powerful centralised institution; making such a centralised institution can take power away from the common people. My biggest concern is what is the guarantee that Jan Lokpal committee won’t turn corrupt? If this happens in future this can lead us to many dangerous problems, problems those can be more serious than corruption. Here are the few clauses that I find in the bill seriously threatening to democracy if at some-time in future the Jan Lokpal committee turns corrupt: 13. Investigation officer to have powers of police. 31. Lokpal to have powers of civil court in certain cases. (It means Jan Lokpal committee will have the power of summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person! Don’t you think it’ll sideline the courts and constitution?) 32. Power of Lokpal to utilise services of officers of Central or State Government. 33. Power of Lokpal to recommend transfer or suspension of public servant connected with allegation of corruption. (Here again, anyone can bribe the Jan Lokpal committee and can get rid of honest people?) 40. Complaints against Chairperson and Members not to be inquired by Lokpal. (It says, complaints against Chairperson and Members of Lokpal shall be made directly to President and do you think a common person can ever reach President with complaints? It’s completely flawed!) 41. Complaints against officials of Lokpal. 60. Power to make rules. 61. Power of Lokpal to make regulations. 62. Laying of rules and regulations. 63. Power to remove difficulties.