Why PMO is running away from providing information in regard to appointment of Lokpal?

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Mahesh Pratap Singh Yogi M P Singh <yogimpsingh@gmail.com> 14 March 2019 at 13:18

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Mahesh Pratap Singh Yogi M P Singh <yogimpsingh@gmail.com> 14 March 2019 at 13:20

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Hon’ble CPIO of the prime minister office, the information seeker invites following pointwise information under
subsection 1 of section 6 of the Right to Information Act 2005.

1- The historic Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 was passed
by Indian Parliament paving the way for the establishment
of a Lokpal (Ombudsman) to fight corruption in public offices and ensure
accountability on the part of public officials, including the Prime Minister,
but with some safeguards.

Please provide the minute’s
proceedings and communications exchanged by the prime minister office of the
government of India in regard to the appointment
of the Lokpal and its office bearers.

2-If the Lokpal was ever appointed by the government, provide his
detail.

3-If still the appointment of the Lokpal is pending, then what is
being done by the ongoing incumbent to create a safe passage for the
appointment of the Lokpal as corruption is rampant in the government machinery
so the appointment of an anti-corruption
ombudsman is must in the central government in view of wide public interest which
may curb the corrupt activities of the executives and bureaucrats.

                 Please
provide the aforementioned pointwise sought information within the prescribed
time as stipulated under subsection 1 of section 7 of the Right to Information
Act 2005.

 This
is a humble request 
of your applicant to you Hon’ble Sir that It can
never be justified to overlook the rights 
of the citizenry by delivering services in an arbitrary manner
by floating all set up norms. This is sheer mismanagement which is encouraging
wrongdoers to reap the benefit 
of loopholes in the system and depriving poor
citizens 
of the right to justice. Therefore it is the need of the
hour to take concrete steps in order to curb grown anarchy in the system. For
this, your applicant shall ever pray you, Hon’ble Sir.

 
  Date-14-03-2019               
                     
   Yours sincerely

 
                     
            Yogi M.
P. Singh Mobile number-7379105911,

Mohalla-Surekapuram,
Jabalpur Road, District-Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013[edit]

The historic Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 was passed
by Indian Parliament paving the way for the establishment
of a Lokpal (Ombudsman) to fight corruption in public offices and ensure
accountability on the part of public officials, including the Prime Minister,
but with some safeguards.

Lokpal will consist of a chairperson
and a maximum of eight members, of which 50% will be judicial members 50%
members of Lokpal shall be from SC/ST/OBCs, minorities and women. Selection of
chairperson and members of Lokpal through a selection committee consisting of
PM, Speaker of Lok Sabha, leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Chief Justice of
India or a sitting Supreme Court judge nominated by CJI. Eminent jurist to be
nominated by President of India on basis of recommendations of the first four
members of the selection committee “through consensus”. Lokpal’s
jurisdiction will cover all categories of public servants. All entities (NGOs)
receiving donations from foreign source in the context of the Foreign
Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in excess of Rs 10 lakh per year are under
the jurisdiction of Lokpal. Centre will send Lokpal bill to states as a model
bill. States have to set up Lokayuktas through a state law within 365 days.

·        
Lokpal will have the power
of superintendence and direction over any central investigation agency
including CBI for cases referred to them by the ombudsman.

·        
A high-powered committee chaired by the PM will recommend
selection of CBI director. The collegium will comprise PM, leader of opposition
in Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India PM has been brought under purview of the Lokpal, so also central
ministers and senior officials.

·        
Directorate of prosecution will be under overall control of CBI director. At present, it comes under the law
ministry.

·        
Appointment of director of prosecution
to be based on recommendation of the
Central Vigilance Commission.

·        
Director of prosecution
will also have a fixed tenure of two years like CBI chief.

·        
Transfer of CBI officers investigating cases referred by Lokpal
with the approval of watchdog.

·        
Bill incorporates provisions for attachment and confiscation of
property acquired by corrupt means, even while prosecution
is pending.

·        
Bill lays down clear timelines for preliminary enquiry and
investigation and trial. Provides for special courts Public servants will not
present their view before preliminary enquiry if the case requires ‘element of
surprise’ like raids and searches.

·        
Bill grants powers to Lokpal to sanction prosecution against
public servants.

·        
CBI may appoint a panel of advocates with approval of Lokpal, CBI will not have to depend
on govt advocates.

On May 15th 2018, Mukul Rohtagi
(Former Attorney General of India) has been appointed as an eminent jurist in
the selection panel of Lokpal.

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Yogi
1 year ago

The historic Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 was passed by Indian Parliament paving the way for the establishment of a Lokpal (Ombudsman) to fight corruption in public offices and ensure accountability on the part of public officials, including the Prime Minister, but with some safeguards.

Please provide the minute's proceedings and communications exchanged by the prime minister office of the government of India in regard to the appointment of the Lokpal and its office bearers.

Preeti Singh
1 year ago

Undoubtedly greed is making hollow to our government machinery and same is reflecting here.Whether such people will curb the corruption from the machinery who are behaving like embodiment of greed from the beginning.
Even before the dew on the just set up Lokpal could dry up, its members are seeking status of serving High Court judges with pay and perks, including bungalow accommodation, in Lutyens Delhi.Attorney General KK Venugopal told the five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that he has been informed that members of the Lokpal are demanding status equal to the High Court judge.
"We are in great difficulty. A bureaucrat gets one LTC, but a judge gets four," the Attorney General told the court.
At this, CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, "If there is a retired Supreme Court judge heading a tribunal, then other members of the tribunal would be seeking the same perks and privileges."

Beerbhadra Singh
1 year ago

It is well established fact that corruption originates from greed so it is reflection of adverse effect when the members of anti corruption ombudsman office is demanding salary and perks from the government such members cannot be proved to control the corruption from the system. Undoubtedly those hankering after wealth cannot be instrumental in controlling the corruption growing in our government machinery. Whether it is not surprising that concerned are instead of thinking about the allocated duty indulged in pursuing unproductive activities. At the present time our country is burning in the fire of corruption and we have to curb this fire we also have to keep away anti corruption ombudsman office from this fire of corruption.A