The Lokpal, which is yet to be set up, was given Rs 4.29 crore in the ongoing fiscal. This amount has not been changed for the next financial year and earmarked for establishment and construction-related expenditure for the Lokpal, according to the budget presented today by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, provides for the establishment of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayuktas for the states to inquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries.
The 2018-19 outlay for the CVC is to meet its secretariat expenditure.
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