Chapter 53: LOKPAL AND LOKAYUKTA
of Ombudsman is first in the
world to resolve citizen’s grievances.
will consist of a chairperson and a
maximum of eight members.
is 5 yrs or till age of 70. After ceasing to
hold office member and chairperson shall not be eligible
to hold any post under
any government in India.
of chairperson and members of Lokpal
through a selection committee consisting of PM, Speaker
of Lok Sabha, leader of
opposition in Lok Sabha, Chief Justice of India or a
sitting Supreme Court
judge nominated by CJI. Eminent jurist to be nominated
by President of India on
basis of recommendations of the first four members of
the selection committee
shall be either a sitting or retired
Chief justice of India or sitting or retired SC Judge or
person of eminence in
50% will be judicial members i.e. sitting or
retired judge of SC / sitting or retired chief justice of
HC and 50% members ofLokpal shall be from SC/ST/OBCs,
minorities and women.
judicial members should have knowledge
and experience of 25 yrs in field of vigilance, finance,
anti corruption policyand public administration.
jurisdiction will cover all categories of public servants.
entities (NGOs) receiving donations from
foreign source in the context of the Foreign Contribution
Regulation Act (FCRA)
in excess of Rs 10 lakh per year are under the
jurisdiction of Lokpal.
will send Lokpal bill to states as a
model bill. States have to set up Lokayuktas through a
state law within 365
will have power of superintendence and
direction over any central investigation agency including
CBI for cases referred
to them by the ombudsman.
high-powered committee chaired by the PM will
recommend selection of CBI director. The collegiums will
comprise PM, leader of
opposition in Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India.
PM has been brought under
purview of the Lokpal, so also central ministers and
of prosecution will be under overall
control of CBI director. At present, it comes under the
of director of prosecution to be
based on recommendation of the Central Vigilance
of prosecution will also have a fixed
tenure of two years like CBI chief.
of CBI officers investigating cases
referred by Lokpal with the approval of watchdog.
incorporates provisions for attachment and
confiscation of property acquired by corrupt means, even
while prosecution is
lays down clear timelines for preliminary
enquiry and investigation and trial. Provides for special
servants will not present their view before preliminary
enquiry if the case
requires 'element of surprise' like raids and searches.
grants powers to Lokpal to sanction
prosecution against public servants.
may appoint a panel of advocates with
approval of Lokpal, CBI will not have to depend on govt
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