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Complete Report of 7th meeting of Lokpal Bill drafting committee held on June 15, 2011

Complete Report of 7th meeting of Lokpal Bill drafting committee held on June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011
The seventh meeting of Lokpal Bill drafting committee was held.

Civil society members want live telecast of meeting but government is afraid and is not ready to telecast the live meetings.

I always thought honest people never fear any thing only criminals fear the live telecast
Do you think any criminal will rob the nation while his robbing activity is telecasted live?

If any person is doing good work for the society and community I am sure he will not object live telecast when he is cleaning the gutter free of cost.

No Live Telecast equals to dishonesty. Fear that people will know the true thinking of a person.

Today it became very clear that Government of Congress do not want strong Lokpal.

Politicians and government want to create a Lokpal without any administrative or investigative machinery.

Which type of Lokpal Government of Congress wants to create in India?
Government says that it would be an eleven member body.
Benches of these eleven members would take all decisions.
Government says that Lokpal would have powers to receive public grievances from ordinary people.
So, if an income tax officer demanded a bribe to give an income tax refund in Bangalore, the citizen will have to make a complaint to the eleven member body in Delhi and come to Delhi for hearings. “There would be thousands of complaints from across the country. How will these eleven members deal with it?” asked civil society members.
The government did not reply. They just announced their decision. This is a sure way of killing Lokpal before it was born.

Civil society wants a Lokpal with officers working under it at district level, who would have powers to deal with cases at local level. Government refuses to accept that model.

Government of congress does not want a strong Lokpal in India they want a corrupt India.

In the end, the government nominees suggested that we bring our version of Lokpal Bill in the next meeting, they would bring their version of Lokpal Bill.

In the next meeting, they would see whether there could be consensus on any more issues.

Finally two Bills will be sent to the Cabinet.

Civil society members demanded the copies of audio tapes but government serveants said no to this demand also.

Civil society members wanted a promise that civil society members will get the audio tapes of the meetings but government servants politicians did not give promise this means that they will not give audio tapes of the meetings.

By June 30, draft Lokpal Bill will be sent to the union cabinet.
If government representatives and Indian citizens that is civil society members do not agree on important point then in that case HRD and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal and civil society representative Arvind Kejriwal said that two drafts of the Lokpal Bill would be prepared and sent to the Union Cabinet.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said that It is very clear that there was no consensus on crucial issues.

Civil society member of Lokpal committee Arvind Kejriwal said that "The meeting was not good; nothing could be achieved in it,"

Next meeting of Lokpal Bill drafting committee is scheduled on 20th June 2011 and 21st June 2011.

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रविकर June 15, 2011  

Honest people never fear any thing only criminals.

Two drafts of the Lokpal Bill would be prepared and sent to the Union Cabinet.

Thanks for current information.

SM June 15, 2011