Lokpal

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times Context: A committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has selected Supreme Court judge Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar as the new chairperson of Lokpal, and Aeratu S. Rajeev, managing director of Bank of Maharashtra, as the Vigilance Commissioner Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or body of ombudsman that …

Lokpal

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH   Context: A parliamentary panel report has pointed out that Lokpal disposed of 68% of corruption complaints against public servants without any action in the last 4 years.   Other findings: Only three complaints were fully investigated Nearly 90% of complaints were not “in the prescribed format and hence …

Maharashtra passes Lokayukta Bill that brings CM under the ambit of the anti-corruption body

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Source: Scroll Context: This bill will replace the 1971 Lokayukta bill     Important provisions of the Maharastra Bill: Will need assembly approval: Lokayukta will need to seek the approval of two-thirds of the total strength of the …

The institution of the Lokpal is yet to play any significant role in tackling corruption in the country.  Examine.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 4. The institution of the Lokpal is yet to play any significant role in tackling corruption in the country.  Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

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 …

Lokpal and Lokayutka as the ombudsmen for anti-corruption are under performing and needs reforms for it achieve their true potential and ensure accountability in the administration.  Examine.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3. Lokpal and Lokayutka as the ombudsmen for anti-corruption are under performing and needs reforms for it achieve their true potential and ensure accountability in the administration.  Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: New Indian Express Why the question: The …

An online system to file corruption complaints is no doubt a step in in the right direction but the failure to operationalise the Lokpal in an effective manner is a bigger worry. Critically examine.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 2. An online system to file corruption complaints is no doubt a step in in the right direction but the failure to operationalise the Lokpal in an effective manner is …