India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Tuesday March 28, 2017
The anti-corruption Lokpal cannot be appointed as of now, the government today told the Supreme Court, which has reserved its verdict on a petition alleging a delay.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 28, 2017
A verdict on a batch of pleas seeking the appointment of Lokpal in the country was today reserved by the Supreme Court.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 13, 2017
Government today informed the Supreme Court that a proposed amendment in Lokpal Bill is pending before Parliament and is likely to be taken up in March.
Book Excerpts | Milan Vaishnav | Sunday February 5, 2017
Edited excerpts from Milan Vaishnav's book When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 20, 2016
Central government employees, who had a December 31 deadline to declare their assets and liabilities under Lokpal Act, do not need to make the disclosure for now as government is finalising a fresh set of rules.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 24, 2016
The Supreme Court has pulled up the Centre over the delay in appointment of an Ombudsman or Lokpal, saying it should not allow the law to become a "dead letter".
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 19, 2016
Non-Government Organisations receiving foreign and domestic grants beyond a threshold limit and their staff have been asked to declare whether they own yachts and airplanes, while mandatorily giving details of their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal law.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 11, 2016
The Supreme Court will hear a fresh plea on September 14, seeking appointment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas at the Centre and in states as provided for in the central legislation passed in 2013.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Tuesday August 23, 2016
"Will the 'make-up' men be arrested?" That's how Anil Swarup, Secretary in the Ministry of Coal, reacted to a newspaper report that said a special Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI court had dropped all charges against former Telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh after it found that "the CBI had made up the charges against Ghosh."
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu | Thursday July 28, 2016
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday swiftly passed a bill to allow an extension of the July 31 deadline for 50 lakh central government employees and directors and trustees in NGOs to declare their assets.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 27, 2016
Lok Sabha today approved an amendment to the Lokpal Act to allow extension to 50 lakh central government employees and NGOs receiving government funds in the deadline for filing asset declaration beyond July 31.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday July 27, 2016
A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 to enable the leader of the single largest opposition party in the house being made a member of the committee that would select the ombudsman.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 26, 2016
All foreign and domestic-funded Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) will be under Lokpal, which will initiate an enquiry against them in the event of their involvement in corruption.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday June 24, 2016
Escalating its conflict with the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi, the Centre today returned 14 bills back saying "proper procedure was not followed."
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 22, 2016
A ministerial panel led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh today discussed various issues related to the proposed anti-corruption body Lokpal.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday May 31, 2016
The Congress today slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his claims on checking corruption, and said that he has still not been able to enforce Lokpal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 4, 2016
All central government employees have been asked to mandatorily file details of their assets and liabilities, including those of their spouse and dependent children, for past two years by April 15, as required under the Lokpal Act.
Press Trust of India | Monday January 18, 2016
All Central government employees were on Monday told to submit their property returns by this month-end failing which they will be denied vigilance clearance for new postings.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 14, 2016
Three former Supreme Court judges, a former high court chief justice, one member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and an Information Commissioner are among 16 persons who have applied for the chairmanship of proposed anti-corruption body Lokpal.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 13, 2015
The Aam Admi Party (AAP)'s internal Lokpal, Rakesh Sinha, has quit the post to join Delhi government, thus reducing the effective strength of the three-member panel to one.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 11, 2015
In the wake of objections by some members, Rajya Sabha today referred to a Select Committee a bill to amend the Anti-Corruption Act of 1988 which provides for enhancing penalty for graft to a maximum of seven years from the present five years.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 9, 2015
Delhi Congress will hold a week long 'Jan Jagaran Abhiyan (awareness campaign) to "expose" the AAP government in Delhi over the issues of Janlokpal and salary hike for lawmakers and ministers.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday December 7, 2015
A Parliamentary Committee today recommended integrating Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the anti-corruption wing of the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI to work directly under the command and control of Lokpal to deal with corruption cases.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 6, 2015
A Parliamentary panel examining the Lokpal bill may recommend that the proposed anti-corruption watchdog be a single window stop for probing all corruption complaints against government functionaries by ending multiplicity of investigating agencies to investigate graft cases.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday December 4, 2015
The Aam Aadmi Party's anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill has been passed in the Delhi Assembly.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 4, 2015
Delhi government on Thursday approved two amendments in the appointment and removal clauses in the draft Jan Lokpal legislation as suggested by veteran social activist Anna Hazare during his recent meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders.
Delhi News | Written by Sonal Mehrotra | Wednesday December 2, 2015
Former AAP leader Prashant Bhushan has challenged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a debate on the Jan Lokpal Bill tabled in the assembly on Monday. "Why is Kejriwal now running away from a Debate he had once challenged Sheila Dikshit to?" he said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 1, 2015
Social activist Anna Hazare today said he will step in if the NDA government at the Centre puts obstructions in the way of Jan Lokpal Bill, introduced in Delhi Assembly by the AAP government.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 1, 2015
In a strong message to bureaucrats, Delhi government has made a provision in the proposed Janlokpal Bill under which the ombudsman will have powers to confiscate and attach properties of officials involved in corrupt acts.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 1, 2015
Delhi's new anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill has proposed action against private companies if found guilty of corruption.