Lokpal: CVC presentation cancelled for third time

The Central Vigilance Commission deposition before the Parliamentary Committee on Lokpal has been postponed for the third time.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2011, 22:46 PM IST

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission
deposition before the Parliamentary Committee on Lokpal has
been postponed for the third time apparently due to the
lengthy submission made by others called to give their views.
Official sources said that Central Vigilance Commissioner
Pradeep Kumar will be given another date, some time this
month, to appear before the panel.

"The Commission was scheduled to appear before the House
panel today. It has been postponed for some other day. The
time and date for the next meeting will be conveyed by the
Committee later," a senior CVC official said.

The Commission`s presentation earlier scheduled for
September 7 and 15 were also cancelled as no finality was
reached on the panel members. The 31-member House Committee
was reconstituted a few days ago.

The probity watchdog is likely to recommend vigilance
framework under Lokpal for the corporates among others when it
appears before the Committee to give its views on proposed
anti-corruption bill.
Besides, the CVC will also ask the Standing Committee on
Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice to avoid
overlapping of responsibilities with Lokpal.

"The Commission has already made its presentation. A set
of documents is made and it will be given to the Committee as
and when it calls CVC to appear before it," the official said.

He said the anti-corruption watchdog will emphasise among
others to avoid conflict of interest with Lokpal while
allocating work and powers.

The Committee has to devise ways to form a strong Lokpal
Bill and solve the differences between civil society headed by
anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare and the government over it.

PTI