Will govt add ‘minority’ back to Lokpal Bill?

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 14:34

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: With a section of the political class creating ruckus in the Parliament over the absence of quota for minorities in the Lokpal, the government has decided to include ‘minorities` in the new Lokpal Bill, reports claimed on Thursday.

The bill being proposed by the government had omitted minorities with regard to 50 per cent quota in the Lokpal bench and the Search Committee while
opting against splitting CBI`s prosecution and investigation
wings.

In the 64-page Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011,
it is proposed that 50 percent of members of Lokpal and
Lokayuktas shall be from among SC, ST, OBC and women but
skipped any mention of minorities.

Similar reservation is being provided in the Search
Committee of the Lokpal.

In the Bill circulated today to MPs, it has been proposed
that the CBI director will be selected by a three-member
committee comprising the Prime Minister, Leader of the
Opposition in Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice of India or a
Supreme Court Judge nominated by him.



First Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 14:34

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