`Parliamentary response on Lokpal Bill historic`

Parliament`s response to Civil Society movement (on Lokpal) marks the emergence of novel dynamics of decision making in the country, Khurshid said.

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2011, 20:42 PM IST

Hyderabad: Parliament`s response to Civil Society movement (on Lokpal) marks the emergence of novel dynamics of decision making in the country, Union Law Minister
Salman Khurshid said here on Saturday.

"The historic Parliamentary response to the civil society movement in the country marks the emergence of novel dynamics of decision making. These developments call for legal educationists and researchers to analyse, redefine and
elucidate a new politico-legal process of governance," said Khurshid, who was among the ministers to hold deliberations with Team Anna on Lokpal Bill.

Speaking at the ninth convocation of the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law at Shameerpet here, he said, "For law graduates, this (civil society movement) is a fascinating and challenging backdrop to their graduation to the real world of law."
Addressing the law graduates of BA LLB, LLM and several PG Diploma courses, Khurshid said, "You will encounter an urgency to think about the future models of governance legislative processes, balancing pluralistic prescriptions through our Parliamentary process.

You must respond with how to connect, correct and collate the collective aspirations, ambitions, frustrations, joy and anguish of `We the People` into a structurally strong and sustainable governance system," Khurshid said.

Quality of governance must squarely rest on the quality of legal education in the country, he said, adding the quality of legal services, legal education and legal
research will decide India`s role as a trend setter and long term player in the comity of nations.

Parliament had last month adopted "Sense of the House" resolution which agreed `in principle` on (i) citizen`s charter, (ii) lower bureaucracy under Lokpal through an
appropriate mechanism, and (iii) establishment of Lokayukta in the States.

PTI