Aam Aadmi’s Party“You Can Create A Corruption-free India” Founded -26 November 2012, at Constitution Club of India Headquarters-New Delhi ,India. •Leader- Arvind Kejriwal. •Around 300 founding members
Manish Sisodia - former newsproducer at Zee News and currently social activist
Prashant Bhushan - a social activist who helps people through the higher judicial system
People Behind D’Movement• Akhil Gogoi - • Santosh Hegde - former justice of RTI activist the Supreme Court from Assam. of India, former Solicitor General of• Medha Patkar- India, Lokayukta for Karnataka. She is known for her role in “Narmada • Shanti Bhushan - former Law Minister. Bachao Andolan”
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Salient features of “Jan Lokpal Bill” An institution called LOKPAL at the centreand LOKAYUKTA in each state will be set up Like Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent of the governments.No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence their investigations.
Investigations in any casewill have to be completed in one year.Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corruptpolitician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.
“Jan Lokpal Bill” The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will berecovered at the time of conviction.
How will it help a common citizen? If any work of any citizenis not done in prescribed time in any government office. Lokpal will impose financial penalty on guiltyofficers, which will be given as compensation to the complainant.
But won’t the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal members? That won’t be possiblebecause its members will be selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory process.
What if some officer inLokpal becomes corrupt? Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal shall beinvestigated and the officer dismissed within two months.
What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? Anti-corruption branch of CBI will be merged into Lokpal.
It will be the duty ofthe Lokpal to provideprotection to those who are beingvictimized for raising their voice against corruption.
Lokpal And You.Jan Lokpal Bill will improve existing anti-corruption systems.
Expected Changes. System Proposed by civil• Existing System No politician ever goes society to jail despite huge evidence• because Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) and CBI • They will have power directly come under the to initiate government. investigations and • Before starting prosecution against any investigation or initiating officer or politician prosecution in any without needing case, they have to take anyone’s permission. permission from the same bosses, against whom the case has to be
Existing System System Proposed by civil society • Lokpal and• No corrupt officer is Lokayukta will dismissed from the job have complete because Central powers to order Vigilance Commission, which is dismissal of a supposed to dismiss corrupt corrupt officers, is officer. CVC and all only an advisory body. departmental Whenever it advises vigilance will be government to dismiss merged into Lokpal any senior corrupt officer, its advice is and state vigilance never implemented. will be merged into Lokayukta.
Existing System System Proposed by civil society • Weak and • Politicians will have corrupt people absolutely no say. are appointed as • Selections will take heads of anti- place through a corruption transparent and agencies. public participatory process.
Existing System System Proposed by civil society• Citizens face • It Will impose a harassment ,Sometim penalty of Rs.250 es they are forced to per day of delay pay bribes. to be deducted• One can only from the salary complaint to senior of guilty officer officers. and award that amount as• No action is taken on compensation to complaints because the aggrieved senior officers also citizen. get their cut.
Existing System Proposed System by Civil society • Nothing in law • Loss caused to to recover the government Money Involved. due to corruption will• A corrupt person be can come out of recovered from jail and enjoy all accused. that money.
Existing System System Proposed by civil society• Small punishment • Enhanced for corruption- punishment - The Punishment for punishment would corruption is be minimum 5 minimum 6 years and months and maximum of life maximum 7 imprisonment. years.
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2 G Spectrum scam 2010176,000 crore (US$33.26 billion)Key Players- Nira Radia, A. Raja, M. K. Kanimozhi, Summary- Many telecommunications companies communication bandwidth auctioned for lower than market value.
Maharashtra Irrigation Scam – Loss of about 72,000 crore (US$13.61 billion).Summary- At present the matter is under the scanner of investigating / intelligence agencies of India
IGI airport Scam - Central government lost 166,972.35 crore(US$31.56 billion) by undue favors to GMR-led DIAL. Summary-DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) is a consortium of the GMR Group (50.1%), Fraport AG (10%), Malaysia Airports (10%), India Development Fund (3.9%), and the Airports Authority of India (26%).
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