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ISRO & arms deals to be covered under Jan Lokpal

Organisations like Indian Space Research Organisation and arms deals would also be brought under the ambit of the proposed Lokpal bill, Karnataka Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde said.



Bangalore: Organisations like Indian Space
Research Organisation and arms deals would also be brought
under the ambit of the proposed Lokpal bill, Karnataka
Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde said on Monday.

"We propose to cover organisations like ISRO and arms deals
under the purview of Jan Lokpal as they are important from
internal security angle, besides the Prime Minister above
all who will come under its jurisdiction", Hegde, part of the
10-member Joint Drafting Committee on Lokpal Bill, told
reporters here.

Responding to a query, he said till date three meetings
of the committee, comprising representatives of government
and civil society, had been held.

"In the first meeting, we just discussed the procedures to
be followed, in the second, we discussed about the things we
need to focus and in the third meeting the government gave its
response", he said.

Two more meetings are scheduled for May 23 and May 30.
"However, these two meetings will not be conclusive and we may
need a couple of more meetings to draft bill", Hegde said.

To another question, he said "the Jan Lokpal, when
constituted, will consist of Chief Lokpal and 10 other Lokpal
members who will work under him".

PTI

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