The first Lokpal Bill was passed in the 4th Lok Sabha in 1969 but could not get through in Rajya Sabha, subsequently, Lokpal bills were introduced in 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005 and in 2008, yet they were never passed. Th Lokpal Bill was visualised as the watchdog institution or m
inisterial probity. Broadly the provisions of different bills empowered the Lokpal to investigate corruption cases against political persons at the central level.
The Main objective of the bill is to provide speedy, cheaper form of justice to people.
In the proposed system Lokpal will have complete powers to dismiss a corrupt official.
Lok Pal will have powers to probe or prosecute any judge, even CJI, without any permission while in present scenario CJI permission is required even to register FIR against any judge.
Also, in the proposed system, politicians will not have any say in selections of chairperson and members of Lokpal.
Loss caused to government will be recovered from accused.
The punishment if found guilty will be 5 years to maximum life term in the proposed system.
Right now the punishment is 6 months to maximum 7 years.
THE LOKPAL BILL, 2011 |
A BILL |
to provide for the establishment of the institution of Lokpal to inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries and for matters connected therewith. |
WHEREAS the Constitution of India established a democratic Republic to ensure justice for all; AND WHEREAS good governance is the bedrock of democracy and the guarantee of development as a right of the citizen; AND WHEREAS Parliament has progressively and incrementally contributed to the body of law to fulfil the aspirations of the citizens of India; AND WHEREAS various institutions of governance as well as democratic institutions have worked to strengthen participatory democracy; AND WHEREAS the rapid growth of democratic and economic institutions have brought new challenges of accountability and...