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Lokpal may become a parking lot for retired babus

 

NEW DELHI: Will the Lokpal become just another retirement home for ex-bureaucrats? Government rules say only serving and retired secretary-level officers to the government of India and their equivalent can become non-judicial members, ensuring that the fledgling Lokpal goes the way of the Central Information Commission and power and telecom regulators like CERC and Trai.

 

Describing this as "unfortunate" and "illegitimate", activists under the aegis of the National Campaign for Protection of People's Right to Information (NCPRI) have written a protest letter to PM Manmohan Singh. The letter signed by activists Aruna Roy, Anjali Bharadwaj and Nikhil Dey among others said, "It is also an unfortunate and totally illegitimate tendency of bureaucrats to consider only bureaucrats and retired bureaucrats as having impeccable integrity and outstanding ability. Surely, many other persons in society could lay claim to such virtue."

 

According to Section 10 (4) of the Lokpal rules on appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal, non-judicial members must have "special knowledge and expertise of not less than 25 years in matters in subjects like anti-corruption policy, public administration, vigilance or law and such persons must have held or must be holding the post of secretary to the government of India or any equivalent post thereto under the central government or a state government".

 

The activists pointed out that this was in violation of Section 3 (3) (b) of the Lokpal Act which lays out the eligibility criteria for appointment of members of Lokpal. The section says a non-judicial member should be a "person of impeccable integrity and outstanding ability having special knowledge and expertise of not less than 25 years in the matters relating to anti-corruption policy, public administration, vigilance, finance including insurance and banking, law and management".

 

Read more here: Lokpal may become a parking lot for retired babus - The Times of India

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karira

I wonder why NCPRI is protesting now....when the horses have already bolted !

Were they sleeping all this time when the draft of the Government Lokpal bill was being circulating for over one year ?

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RAVEENA_O

The media create a lot of confusion. Have they famed the Rules under the Act? The Rules at any rate cannot override the provisions of the Act. If they do that, it cannot stand scrutiny of law.

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jalajchandna

Hell... Seems another blunder by UPA

 

 

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koteswararaonerella

Present day governments have destroyed the fabric of morality,character and uprightness and encouraging only those that can woo their line of thinking and act in whatever way they ask them to dance.These is the reason as to why very talented IAS officers/IPS officers were put in jail for months together since they have signed files without objecting to the irregular decisions of the Ministers/CM (In AP )and they are in the CBI net now and will be NOT EASY TO ESCAPE AND COME CLEAN.

Coming to Lokpal,CIC ,PSC(Public Service Commission),CAT etc., they are deliberately posting people with opposite qualities while the guidelines say IMPECCABLE CHARACTER/CONDUCT/SERVICE what they are doing is posting people against whom ACB(state)CBI(Central) cases were registered but some how got relief through political manipulations.Such people will surely damage the institution of LOKPAL for which so many people fought and so many agitations were done.

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RAVEENA_O

These are some of the Disadvantages of Democracy. The system become corrupt and such corrupt system is responsible for policing agaisnt corruption. The media which is supposed to act as a deterent to democratic excesses is controlled by interested parties. Everyone is colluded except the common man, who is devided into fractions by the money and muscle power of the corrupt and the rich. Democracy is distorted by these elements.

 

Have you ever thought -

 

Who made the first donation to Kejrifall-Anna for disrupting Indian economy, when it was just coming out of the impact of slow-down?

 

Who doesn't want FDI in India? - No FDI, No Capital investment, No Production but vast consumption -- now China can sell its cheap products in India. Mind you, even Bajajs are getting their products manufactured at China and selling in India - where will our millions of youth go for a means for living?

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IS THE BIGGESTG ISSUE TOUCHING THE FOUNDATION OF DEMOCRACY NOW - WE MUST ADDRESS THIS IMMEDIATELY.

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francheskaB

That was awful. i don't like the setting. It looks disgusting.

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koteswararaonerella

That is what is now going on in the country whether one likes it or not.Even courts also cannot interfere and SET ASIDE such appointments and very rarely it may happen .In the recent past one real estate agent with a B.Com degree was appointed as a PSC board MEMBER (Public Service Commission)How he can judge and assess the PGs and double PGs and Engineering candidates etc., it is only slot for REHABIILATION and for ..................

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