Lokpal: CVC to appear on Sep 15 before House Panel

To avoid overlapping of responsibilities, the CVC has decided to recommend several steps to the Parliamentary panel examining the Lokpal issue including greater powers to prosecute higher bureaucracy in corruption-related cases.

New Delhi: To avoid overlapping of
responsibilities, the Central Vigilance Commission has decided
to recommend several steps to the Parliamentary panel
examining the Lokpal issue including greater powers to
prosecute higher bureaucracy in corruption-related cases.
The Commission was earlier called in for making its
presentation before the panel today but it has been deferred
by a week. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal will
now meet on September 15.

"The Commission has been asked to give its views on
September 15. We will be recommending a slew of measures to
avoid conflict of interest in the work allocation between CVC
and proposed Lokpal," a senior official in the country`s top
anti-corruption body said.

The Commission, comprising Central Vigilance Commissioner
Pradeep Kumar and two of his deputies R Srikumar and J M Garg,
will appear 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 last month to come out with a strong
Lokpal bill after taking into account proposals made by Team
Anna and others.

PTI

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