New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill will come up for
scrutiny by the Parliamentary Standing Committee for the first
time on September 7.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice
and Personnel which met here this evening decided to discuss
the anti-corruption measure in its next meeting in the first
week of September.
"Anna Hazare and his associates have deposed before us.
We now also have a copy of their Jan Lokpal Bill besides the
government bill. Therefore, we decided to discuss the issue on
September 7," committee members said.
They said a lot of developments were taking place and the
committee will have enough time to study various issues before
members start formal discussions.
Committee Chairman Abhishek Singhvi has said that "we
would try to prove that neither constitutional principles nor
merit nor strength of the bill are compromised to get a good
Lokpal bill if the Standing Committee procedure is followed
fairly and reasonably".