JAN LOKPALBILL Submitted To: Prof. Sunil Bhardwaj Submitted By: Neha Kalsi MBA Ist –SEM University Of Jammu Bhaderwah Campus
Anna Hazare spearheaded a nationwidecampaign to demand a strong anti-corruption law Jan Lokpal Bill.
LET’S UNDERSTAND JAN LOKPALBILL Institution of Jan Lokpal at central govt level Jan Lokayukta in each state Correspondingly Jan Lokpal to accept corruption complaints against Central govt dept and Jan Lokayukta against state govt dept Each will have 10 members and 1 chairperson
Will be completely Independent Politiciansand bureaucrats will not able to interfere in their functioning Will get whatever financial resources they require and will be empowered to select and employ any number of employees from within the government or outside.
CORRUPTION AT HIGH LEVELS After investigation if proven guilty following 2 actions shall be taken: Power to dismiss corrupt officers Ifcomplaint is proved, can remove a govt officer or impose departmental penalties Time bound trial Willfile a case in trial court Trial in the court to complete & announce punishment within next 1 year May direct the govt to set up additional courts to complete the trial in time
And most importantly Jan Lokpal and Jan Lokayukta have: Power to punish if its orders are not followed Can impose financial penalties on the guilty officials. Initiate contempt proceedings against the guilty officials.
CORRUPTION AT LOW LEVELS Common man is compelled to pay bribe Jan Lokpal and Jan Lokayukta will provide relief to the common as: Each govt dept will have to make Citizen’s Charter Charter specifies who does what job and in how much time Eg. charter will tell X officer will make ration card in Y days
If Charter is not followed, then people can complain to the Head of that department who will be designated as the Public Grievance Officer (PGO) PGO will redress the complaint within 30 days maximum
BUT NOW SOME PEOPLE ARESAYING………….Prime Minister should not be covered under Jan Lokpal!Judiciary should not be covered under Jan Lokpal…….People’s Grievances will overburden them….Lokpal should only investigate a few high profile cases of corruption!……..Lokpal should not be given the responsibility of protecting the whistleblowers!CBI, CVC and departmental vigilance should not be merged into Lokpal… Let Lokpal be a small body and let the existing anti- corruption bodies keep functioning in ineffective manner as they are……