Lokpal to cost Rs 200 crore every year

The anti-corruption body is expected to incur an expenditure of Rs 200 crore in a financial year.

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011, 23:35 PM IST

New Delhi: How much will Lokpal cost the
exchequer every year?

According to the financial memorandum attached with `The
Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011`, the anti-corruption body is
expected to incur an expenditure of Rs 200 crore in a
financial year.

The memorandum attached to the 97 clause, 65 page bill,
however, says that it is not possible to give the "precise
details" of the expenditure to be incurred on Lokpal at this
stage.

But the memorarundum said it is expected that Lokpal
would involve a non-recurring initial expenditure of Rs 100
crore for its establishment.

An additional expenditure of Rs 400 crore would be needed
if it becomes necessary to construct a building to house the
establishment of the Lokpal.

PTI