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Read an Open Letter to Prime Minister and all Mps written by Anna Hazare

Read an Open Letter to Prime Minister and all Mps written by Anna Hazare

Once again Anna Hazare wrote the letter to Prime Minister of India and all Member of Parliament regarding Lokpal Bill.

Following is the letter written by Anna Hazare to Prime Minister of India and all Mps

Respected Prime Minister and Members of Parliament,

The year-long people's campaign against corruption has brought us to the very edge of legislation that can tackle it powerfully. Sensing the national mood, Parliament has also taken it upon itself to foster a significant debate on the issues within the Bill, and for this we thank our elected representatives.

While we are on record with our displeasure over the current draft of the bill, we are also keen that the best possible law should now emerge from the debate in the people's Houses.

Therefore, we place before our MPs the following representations, in the expectation and hope that they will articulate this in Parliament and ensure passage of a Bill that contains these provisions. Without these provisions, the Lokpal Bill will be just another law - one among many that have proven ineffective so far.

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas must be able to suo moto initiate their own investigations, without a complaint or reference from anyone. It should also not be required to alert the accused through preliminary enquiry or hearing before filing an FIR (this is as recommended by the Standing Committee).

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas must be able to carry out independent investigations, through any one of the following mechanisms.

a. The anti-corruption branch of CBI should be merged into Lokpal, anti-corruption bureaus and state vigilance departments in state governments should be similarly merged into Lokayuktas,


b. Lokpal and Lokayuktas should have their own investigative wings which should have exclusive jurisdiction over cases under Prevention of Corruption Act, (the Government's own previous draft of the Bill included this provision)


c. The administrative and financial control over CBI should be with Lokpal and the appointment of CBI Director
should be independent of any political control. The anti-corruption bureaus and state vigilance departments in state governments should be merged into Lokayuktas.

3. The selection of the Lokpal should be through the consensus of the selection panel. Selection committee should consist of Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition, two judges to be nominated by collegium of Supreme Court judges, CAG, CVC and CEC. Search committee to suggest nominees should consist of former Chief Justices, Former CAG, former, CVC and former CEC. A detailed selection procedure should be prescribed in the law itself.

4. The Lokpal/Lokayukta's jurisdiction should include Class C and D officers directly.
We urge Parliament's consideration and adoption of these points, to give the country a real anti-corruption law.

Our opposition to various other provisions of the draft bill remains, and we will take up the fight for improvements to the legislation in the months and years ahead.

Respectfully in the nation's service,

December 24, 2011

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Arti December 25, 2011  

Nice post sm. Very informative.
Merry Christmas:)

Bikram December 25, 2011  

Nice post.
But I dont think I will ever beleive a politician after all that has happened so far .. as i have said a plenty of times the Khadi wearing people are the worst lot .. and cant be trusted no matter who it is

sm,  December 25, 2011  


aativas December 25, 2011  

India Against Corruption needs to change its strategy. Anna Hajare is a very simple man and his wish is for the nation - but gone are the days when simplicity appeals to hearts.

Kirtivasan Ganesan December 25, 2011  

The last few days were very dissappointing for India. To say the least.
Lokpal bill was presented. Opposition raised an invalid argument of reservation instead of being constructive.
Now elections are near. The shameless politicians will concentrate on vote bank politics. BJP and Congress the biggest rivals will have unconscious understanding on selecting candidates. If an area is a stronghold of BJP, Congress will put a weak candidate. These thoughts are "natural" for all these politicians.
Anna Hazare's call for anti-Congress stand is not correct. And may not be effective. What will be effective is call for Non-Cooperation with voting.Anna Hazare should appeal for not voting from now onwards till Lokpal bill is passed.