Tuesday, November 8, 2011

House Panel's Report on Jan Lokpal to come this Dec.


Our Respective Parliamentary Committee considering the Lokpal Bill has completed the public hearing and they will submit their disscusion in the report in early December, panel chairman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Sunday.

Main Pointing out that the proceedings of the panel is very secret, he said that there may be disagreement with Team Anna on various issue, but he's not mention any one. However, the Committee will not hesitate to go differently from the official draft if it finds that on some issues the reason and logic given by Team Anna is compelling. He said that the Committee has an open mind and it wants to bring a pragmatic legislation.

As we all know Team Anna’s demand that the Bill be passed in the Winter Session of Parliament, Singhvi said that the work of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, Personnel and Public Grievance is on track and it will be unfair to suggest timelines and deadlines.

The Committee was given 3 valuable months time of which it lost about one month as the term of the earlier panel expired and reconstitution took time, whic is again a important thing. Since all the political parties had expressed their views on the Jan Lokpal issue while passing the “sense of the House” resolution in Parliament, the Committee had not called any politicians before it. Team Anna appeared 3 times before the panel and demanded that the Centre should bring a Lokpal on the lines of the Lokayukta Act of Uttarakhand which has incorporated most of the provisions of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

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