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    We all r goin so mad about this "LokPal bill , how many people exactly know what the LOKPAL BILL is guys?? Think over it ...! Its an indirect start to Dictatorship... A person who becomes a LOKPAL shall be even superior to the PrimeMinister... He shall not be answerable to anyone... It is a way of our entire constitution to change... The democratic way of livin wud be no where....!!

    IS THIS TRUE???
     
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    Re: does anyone knows what this LOKPAL BILL is????

    Basically the Lokpal is a committee which shall comprise of representatives elected by the people and the government in equal numbers.
    The Lokpal shall consist of the following.
    (1) There shall be an institution known as Lokpal which shall consist of one Chairperson and ten
    members along with its officers and employees. The Lokpal shall be headed by its Chairperson.
    (2) The Chairperson and members of Lokpal shall be selected in such manner as laid down in this
    Act.
    (3) A person appointed as Chairperson or member of Lokpal shall, before entering upon his office,
    make and subscribe before the President, an oath or affirmation in the form as prescribed.
    (4) The Government shall appoint the Chairperson and members of the first Lokpal and set up the
    institution with all its logistics and assets within six months of enactment of this Act.
    (5) The Government shall fill up a vacancy of the Chairperson or a member caused due to
    a) Retirement, 3 months before the member or the Chairperson retires.
    b) Any other unforeseen reason, within a month of such vacancy.

    Powers and Functions of Lokpal

    (1) Lokpal shall be responsible for receiving:
    (a) Complaints where there are allegations of such acts of omission or commission which are
    punishable under Prevention of Corruption Act
    (b) Complaints where there are allegations of misconduct by a government servant
    (c) Grievances
    (d) Complaints from whistleblowers
    (2) Lokpal, after getting such enquiries and investigations done as it deems fit, may take one or more of
    the following actions:
    a. Close the case if prima facie, the complaint is not made out or
    b. Initiate prosecution against public servants as well as those private entities which
    are party to the act
    c. Order imposition of appropriate penalties under CCS Conduct Rules
    Provided that if an officer is finally convicted under Prevention of Corruption
    Act, major penalty of dismissal shall be imposed on such government servant.
    d. Order cancellation or modification of a license or lease or permission or contract or
    agreement, which was the subject matter of investigation.
    e. Blacklist the concerned firm or company or contractor or any other entity involved
    in that act of corruption.
    f. Issue appropriate directions to appropriate authorities for redressal of grievance in
    such time and in such manner as is specified in the order.
    g. Invoke its powers under this Act if its orders are not duly complied with and ensure
    due compliance of its orders.
    h. Take necessary action to provide protection to a whistleblower as per various
    provisions of this Act.
    (3) Suo moto initiate appropriate action under this Act if any case, of the nature mentioned in clauses
    (1), (2), (3) or (4), comes to the knowledge of the Lokpal from any source.
    (4) Issue such directions, as are necessary, from time to time, to appropriate authorities so as to make
    such changes in their work practices, administration or other systems so as to reduce the scope and
    possibility for corruption, misconduct and public grievances.
    (5) Lokpal shall be deemed to be “Disciplinary authority” or “appointing authority” for the purpose of
    imposing penalties under CCS Conduct Rules.
    (6) Section 19 of Prevention of Corruption Act shall be deleted.
    (7) Section 197 of CrPC shall not apply to any proceedings under this Act. All permissions, which need to
    be sought for initiating investigations or for initiating prosecutions under any Act shall be deemed to
    have been granted once Lokpal grants such permissions.
     
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    Re: does anyone knows what this LOKPAL BILL is????

    searching g,
    thanks for useful info. but in any way can dis cause any harm????like dictatorship and ol!!
     
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    Re: does anyone knows what this LOKPAL BILL is????

    almost any law can be misused then why to enact them? The govt and opposition parties are afraid of this lokpal bill because they know many of their corrupt will go behind bars
     
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    Princess Kaur ji
    Corruption is a very deep rooted problem in India. It is a system of working in itself.
    If the members of Lokpal become corrupt, it will become useless. But i am not sure how it can be misused. Lokpal will sure have some nuisance value for the govt officials though but not for general public.
    From what I have heard until now is that the Lokpal will only investigate senior officials in govt. It will not waste its time on investigating cases of bribery against a clerk in a govt office.
    This can be of great value in rooting out corruption to a large extent though it annot completely eradicate the problem.
     
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    i think this bill is not going to do any good to the large extent , problem lies in our constitution which constitutes laws and laws which r not followed, we r proud of most lenghthy constitution

    what this constitution has given us??? only number of rules and regulations which r not followed??????

    i dont know what a nonsense thing has been made in name of constitution!!!!! which can never be changed!!!
     
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    May be you are right ,the bill is not some magic stick but atleast what Anna Hazare is doing is waking people up and asking them to fight corruption.Our constitution has problems but biggest problem is with people .It is the People who keep voting on the basis of Region,caste ,Religion,Language etc Some of the corrupt people came to power with bigger margin of votes.One of the minister openly said you punish me and I win with bigger margin.All people love to play Region,Caste,Religion,Language or even gender victim card
     
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