Lokpal to get permanent office at World Trade Centre in Delhi:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important Statutory Bodies.   Context: The Lokpal has now got its own office at World Trade Centre in south Delhi.   Background: Five years after the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act was passed in 2013, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh (retd) was appointed as India’s first Lokpal along with eight other members …

Lokpal fails to give prosecution sanction to anyone in nearly three years:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important Statutory Bodies.   Context: The Lokpal has failed to provide prosecution sanction to public servants charged with corruption since its constitution nearly three years ago, according to an RTI reply by the anti-graft ombudsman.   Other issues: The appointments of directors of inquiry and prosecution, the two top personnel …