Lokpal: Parl panel seeks more time to give report

The Parliamentary Committtee examining the Lokpal Bill has sought one more week to submit its report on the subject.

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Committtee
examining the Lokpal Bill has sought one more week to submit
its report on the subject.

The Committee, which was to submit its report on December
7, has sought the additional time apparently to hold another
round of meeting to finalize the report to be presented to
Parliament.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohd Hamid Ansari has called the
committee`s head Abhishek Singhvi on Tuesday to explain the
necessity for seeking extension of time.

One more meeting of the committee is likely for final
adoption and giving an opportunity to members to give their
dissent notes which BJP and other opposition parties have
planned.

At a meeting last week, the committee had finalised the
draft report on the Bill which excludes Group C officials out
of the Lokpal`s ambit but BJP and Left parties objected to
some of the recommendations.

The initial draft report of the committee excludes the
Prime Minister and the judiciary from the ambit of the Lokpal.

PTI

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