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Govt to modify Lokpal rules

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:38

Taking a first step towards appointment of Lokpal, Government has decided to modify rules to give more powers to the search committee mandated to recommend names for appointment of chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body.

New division in place to deal with Lokpal-related works

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 14:36

A separate division - to be headed by a Director-level officer - has been formed by the outgoing government to deal with all works related to the anti- corruption watchdog, Lokpal.

Centre agrees in SC to re-examine Lokpal selection rules

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 15:26

The Centre on Monday agreed in the Supreme Court to re-examine the contentious issues on selection of Lokpal and said it was was ready to make final amendments in the rules before proceeding with the process.

Will not take immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to SC

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00

The Centre on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal, virtually indicating that the decision in this regard might be left to the new government after the general elections.

Jan Lokpal Bill an alibi for AAP to run away from govt: Congress

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 00:45

Congress on Friday attacked Arvind Kejriwal for his statement that AAP should not have quit the government in Delhi in a hurry, saying the party made the non-passage of Jan Lokpal Bill an alibi to "run away".

Clean chit to Narendra Modi in 2002 riots premature: Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 18:06

Hitting out at Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi demanded "legal accountability" for `clear and inexcusable failure" of governance during 2002 Gujarat riots and dismissed talk of clean chit to him.

No permanent enemy, friend in politics: SC

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 19:19

The formation of Aam Aadmi Party Government with the support of Congress which joined hands with BJP in opposing Arvind Kejriwal regime on Jan Lokpal Bill demonstrates that there is no permanent enemy or friend in politics, the Supreme Court observed on Friday.

UPA damaging institution of Lokpal: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:54

Citing the refusal of an eminent jurist and a former Supreme Court judge to serve on the Search Committee for Lokpal, BJP on Wednesday accused UPA government of damaging the institution of Lokpal even before its creation.

Meghalaya to repeal Lokayukta act

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 18:43

The Meghalaya government said it would repeal the Lokayukta Act, 2013 and introduce a new legislation following the passage of the Lokpal Bill by Parliament in December 2013.

Govt expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 16:08

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has expedited efforts to select seven members and chairperson of the Search Committee for Lokpal, official sources said.

Govt cutting short procedures for appointment in Lokpal panel: BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 23:48

BJP accused the government of "cutting short procedures" in its "terrible hurry" to appoint members of Lokpal ahead of general elections and packing the committee with its "supporters".

Govt`s procedure to appoint Lokpal `highly improper`: Jaitley

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 15:22

Raising strong objections to the "highly improper" procedure adopted by Government in making key appointments to Lokpal, BJP leader Arun Jaitley has charged the Department of Personnel with diluting the role of the Selection and Search Committees.