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Lokpal: CVC to appear before Parl panel on Sept 15

The Central Vigilance Commission will give its views to avoid overlapping of responsibilities with the proposed Lokpal when it meets this week a Parliamentary panel considering suggestions for a stronger anti-corruption bill.



New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission
will give its views to avoid overlapping of responsibilities
with the proposed Lokpal when it meets this week a
Parliamentary panel considering suggestions for a stronger
anti-corruption bill.

Sources said that the Commission will seek greater powers
to prosecute higher bureaucracy in corruption related cases.

"There should be proper division of work between the CVC
and Lokpal. It is necessary that certain provisions are
incorporated either in CVC or Lokpal Act to check wrong
practises in private sectors and political parties," a senior
CVC official said requesting anonymity.

He said that there was a need to devise ways to check
graft while executing deals in public-private partnership mode
and seeking sanction for prosecution for senior government
servants.

The Commission was earlier called in for making its
presentation before the panel on September 7 but it was
deferred by a week.

The Commission, comprising Central Vigilance Commissioner
Pradeep Kumar and two of his deputies R Srikumar and J M Garg,
will appear on September 15 before the House committee on
Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice.

"Among other things, the thrust of our suggestions would
be that the powers of two bodies should not be made
contradictory to hamper probe in corruption cases. We need
certain changes in it," the official said.

The panel was formed in August to come out with a strong
Lokpal Bill after taking into account proposals made by
anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare and his team.

The country`s top anti-corruption body has made a
detailed presentation explaining the Commission`s role in
checking graft in government departments for the perusal of
the panel.

PTI

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