What’s the difference between the Jan Lokpal Bill (backed by Anna Hazare) and Arvind Kejriwal of IAC says, “The inclusion of people in a committee drafting. The Jan Lokpal Bill, also referred to as the Citizen’s Ombudsman Bill, was a failed The first version of the Lokpal Bill drafted by the Government of India in and Arvind Kejriwal on 7 April to find ways to bridge differences over the bill. Third draft of Lokpal bill by Aruna Roy seeks middle path – A group led by Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander wants parliament’s standing committee.

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An organisation built over last 60 years comprising competent professionals should not be subsumed under Lokpal. The matter of whether the Indian Prime Minister and higher judiciary should or should not be prosecutable by the Lokpal remains as one of the major issues of dispute. Retrieved 8 April While we think that the expression against corruption is a great thing, but the solutions to that is not Despite these clarifications, critics feel that the exact judicial powers of Lokpal are rather unclear in comparison with its investigative powers.

Singhvia member of parliament during a debate. The functioning of the grievance redress processes could be linked to the RTI Act and also to recent, time-bound, service delivery laws providing for the imposition of penalty on officials who do not meet the prescribed time frames for providing services to the public.

We invite researchers, practitioners, artists, and theoreticians, both organisationally and as individuals, to engage with us on topics related internet and society, and improve our collective understanding of this field. CBI officers concede that in some sensitive political cases there is of course interference from the government, but in respect of an overwhelming majority of cases CBI functions, unfettered and uninfluenced by extraneous considerations.

Roy who have sought the widest possible consultations for the Bill, regardless of which version finally found favour with the stakeholders. Lokpl Articles Expecting Lokpal Bill to be passed unanimously: In addition, each of these institutions would also have provisions for protecting whistleblowers and their identity.

This bill was then presented in Rajya Sabha where it hit a logjam. To discuss such possibilities, please write to Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, at sunil[at]cis-india[dot]org or Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, at sumandro[at]cis-india[dot]org, with an indication of the form and the content of the collaboration you might be interested in. The Jan Lokpal Billibnlive.


This public talk arunw to provide a framework lok;al an alternative conception of the Jan Lokpal that takes a multi-pronged approach to tackling corruption by moving towards concurrent anti-corruption and grievance redress measures.

Jan Lokpal Bill not understood by most people: Aruna Roy

Even today we do not say that our bill is perfect or our draft is perfect. September 26, It will not really take care of public corruption in different areas,” added the activist, who also happens to be a member of National Advisory Council NAC headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Social audits should also be conducted for assessing policies and their impacts. Thursday 27 DecemberAn Ignored Tragedy: Through its diverse initiatives, CIS explores, intervenes in, and advances contemporary discourse and practices around internet, technology and society in India, and elsewhere.

It is essential to have a multiplicity of decentralized institutions, geographically and across levels, with appropriate accountability mechanisms, to avoid the concentration of too much power, especially unaccountable power, in any one institution or authority.

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Framing an Alternative Approach to the Jan Lokpal — The Centre for Internet and Society

Some aspects of the draft Lokpal Bill, yet to be looked at in detail may be considered in the course of the discussions. The functioning of each of these institutions and authorities must also be transparent, while protecting whistle blowers and respecting legitimate privacy and other concerns, as laid out in the RTI Act. Another group of civil society members led by Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander, which, too, has extensively worked for a strong Lokpal Bill has upped its ante against Team Anna.

However, institutions and processes must be fair and impartial to both the complainant and the accused, and ensure that honest ory are not harassed in the process of investigation and prosecution. They would also have the power to investigate and prosecute any other person who is a co-accused in any of the cases being investigated or prosecuted by the Lokpal.

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Third draft of Lokpal bill by Aruna Roy seeks middle path

However, public support for the Jan Lokpal Bill draft started gathering steam after Anna Hazare, announced that he would hold an indefinite fast from 5 April for the passing of the Jan Lokpal bill.

Each of these institutions and authorities will function transparently and will have to be accountable to the public for their actions and inactions through strong and effective accountability measures. Support Us 9 Please help us defend citizen and user rights on the Internet! The window of opportunity currently available, because of the widespread public sentiment against corruption, must be respected and fully utilized to bring in these measures as soon as possible.

We tried to come to a consensus,” Roy said.

Towards that end, providing the institution of the CVC with adequate investigative and prosecution powers and resources. Retrieved 5 April Hazare ends fast, says fight has begun. If democratic institutions falter or weaken, there is no alternative to repairing and strengthening them.

Asked if Hazare’s movement infringed on Parliament’s privileges, Roy said, “All these protests are important and then they work. An option that can be considered is that only one law be enacted that would contain all these proposed institutions and measures.

Amending the Judicial Accountability and Standards Bill, that is currently before the Parliament, to ensure that the judiciary is also made effectively and appropriately accountable, without compromising its independence from the executive or the integrity of its functions.

Lookpal CBI in a presentation before the Standing Committee of the Parliament, has strongly argued against the vivisection of the CBI and merger of its anticorruption wing with the Lokpal, noting that this would seriously cripple the core functioning of the CBI and reduce it to irrelevance.

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It will not take care of complete corruption.

We have opposed the CBI being kept under wrap by the government. Written By dna Correspondent.