The Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen’s Ombudsman Bill): Is it flawless?
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differences in lokpal & jan lokpal bill
Source: curtsy youtube video on lokpal bill
Since the beginning of Anna Hazare’s protest at Jantar Mantar, I have been an ardent supporter of him and impressed with the way of handling an agitation with strong determination. Frankly speaking, it was enough to know that corruption was the major issue and provisions in Lokpal bill were to be incorporated to take care of it. I never tried to know about the different clauses of the bill whether it was drafted by Govt. committee or by the Civil Society. Hazare’s protest at Jantar Mantar did not leave any doubts in mind about the intentions of either Anna or his associates in the campaign. However, submission of different Lokpal bills by different people like RTI activist Aruna Roy, MP Sri Praveen Singh created curiosity to analyze points raised in different draft bills. Inquisitiveness to know more helped to publish this information so that people supporting or opposing the movement may get an idea of intentions of people, groups, organizations and political systems involved with it. On Saturday, Standing Committee of Parliament placed an advertisement in leading national newspapers and invited suggestions and inputs from individuals, non-political organizations and non-government organizations. These suggestions are submitted within fifteen days of publication of this ad. Those who have not seen copy of the ad may find it clicking here. Since Lokpal bill deals with the corruption and this problem has become so deep-rooted, no magic wand can do wonders overnight. Don’t take impression from this statement that I am acting on behalf of any political body. This is truth and becomes duty of each Indian Citizen to know about the differences in both versions of Lokpal bill whether it is Govt. Version or Civil Society Version and then apply own mind to judge the plus points of.