Lokpal: Babus may be spared from filing property returns twice

 Central government employees may be exempted from filing details of their assets and liabilities twice -- as mandated under Lokpal Act and other service rules governing them -- as the Centre has suggested a way out.

Parliamentary panel seeks public views on changing Lokpal Act

A Parliamentary Committee on Wednesday sought people's view on changing the Lokpal Act, which seeks to include leader of single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha in a panel to select the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body.

Uttarkhand govt lacks will to fight corruption: Khanduri

In a scathing attack on Congress government in Uttarakhand, former chief minister BC Khanduri Thursday alleged that it was trying to make Lokayukta "toothless and ineffective" with the new legislation and lacked the will to fight corruption.

Have learnt one must never quit the chair: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal said he has learnt that "one must never quit the chair" even as he claimed that AAP had achieved more in its 49-day rule in the national capital than the Narendra Modi government in its 100-days at the Centre.

Govt to modify Lokpal rules

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

UPA damaging institution of Lokpal: BJP

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

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

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

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

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.

BJP hits out at Congress, Rahul Gandhi, says UPA govt broke all records of corruption

Hitting out at the ruling Congress party, leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Saturday said that last few Parliament sessions were washed out because of Telangana and the irony is only Congress MPs were protesting against the T-Bill.

15th Lok Sabha passed landmark bills: Sushma Swaraj

Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj Friday said the 15th Lok Sabha may have had many disruptions but it passed some of the landmark bills.

Opposition should fix date to pass anti-corruption bills: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that after the budget had been passed, the Parliament should focus on the anti-corruption bills.

AAP spreading misinformation on Lokpal Bill: Kiran Bedi

Defending the Lokpal Act passed by Parliament last year, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Thursday attacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) charging it with spreading "misinformation".

Centre vs AAP: Confrontation continues over Kejriwal`s Jan Lokpal Bill

The Congress is maintaining that the anti-corruption legislation should not be pushed in an unconstitutional manner.

Jan Lokpal row: Arvind Kejriwal threatens to resign, Congress calls it `shrewd` tactic

The Aam Aadmi Party convener on Sunday held his desired Jan Lokpal and Swaraj bills more important than any post and threatened to resign if the anti-graft legislation was not passed.