Monday, June 20, 2011

Lokpal Bill vs. Jan Lokpal Bill!



The Jan Lokpal Bill is a proposed anti-corruption law designed to effectively deter corruption, redress grievances and protect whistleblowers. The law seeks to create an Ombudsman called the Lokpal which will be an independent body similar to the Election Commission of India and will have the power to prosecute politicians and bureaucrats WITHOUT prior permission from the Government!




Needless to say, the bill is being opposed tooth and nail by our beloved, overfed, over-pampered, over-paranoid politicians and they have their own tooth-less, fang-less power-less version called the Lokpal Bill as a substitute to this. The Govt. proposed bill wants the Lokpal to be just an ADVISORY BODY which will simply forward complaints to the respective departments with NO right to register and FIR complaints NOR execute Police Powers.




The Bill DOES NOT give powers to Lokpal for ANY investigation against the Prime Minister who deals with important portfolios such as Foreign affairs, Security and Defense and also NO jurisdiction over Bureaucrats and Govt. officers. These are the major LACUNAE of the current version of the bill hence we need a JAN LOKPAL BILL adressing the above issues!




 
The Jan Lokpal Bill gives the Lokpal COMPLETE POWERS to initiate suo-motu investigations in any case and also to directly entertain complaints from the public makin it an effective deterrent to all corrupt politicians. That is why we see ALL POLITICAL PARTIES finding this a threat to them!! Let us ensure we give the leaders spearheading this movement our complete support and do whatever we can to enhance the cause. CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO VOTE FOR THIS BILL.




You can click on the link on this post and send a message directly to the inboxes of Kapil Sibal, Pranab Mukherjee, Chidambaram, Moily, Khurshid, SOnia Gandhi and the Prime Minister and make your voices heard!!Lets join hands and take a step forward to make India CORRUPTION free!!


6 comments:

Kamal Bhatia said...

I checked out some of the proposals on the proposed lokpal act....while it appears irrational, I think the argument that including the PMO's (only the PM, not the MP's) office under the bill might lead to some unnecessary obstruction in day to day functioning of the itself is not baseless...I think more thought could be put into it than is being put on the public side (not the govt.side)

Vineet Aggarwal said...

U may hv a point thr Kamal but the way Govt. has been pushing its own version ahead which is basically a toothless fangless version of it i doubt public has any other choice but to settle at a compromise!! Now tht they have agreed to the other demands sm compromise may have to b done in this respect for now!

Kamal Bhatia said...

We have been talking about a revolution happening for the last 50 years....we missed the opportunities on making Patel the 1st prime minister, we missed beating the caste system out, we missed rebuilding infrastructure in J and K, as well as the North-East, we missed getting together as a nation and instead are more focussed on who can work in which state and how one can advance one's religio-political goals.... pessimistic as this may sound, not much will come out of this event as well, especially with a lameduck parliament and a spineless lokpal bill granting further immunity to politicians....

Vineet Aggarwal said...

Anna Hazare's demand for the Jan Lokpal bill is d only movement which has been able to garner support from people of all age groups.. we had protests n candle lite marches in Delhi n Mumbai in support of his demands n as a result of tht the Govt. has drafted a committee to look into the changes.. hopefully things will take a rite turn :)

Pratty said...

winnie..i hav a big question in my mind or u can say a doubt regarding the Janlokpal bill...as ths bill is including PM under it, dont u think that ths wl ultimately make our democracy weak in front of other nations?????????

Vineet Aggarwal said...

I know wht u mean Pratty.. but d way our country has been run in the past couple of years i personally feel it wud b a gud step!!! in fact y only now even earlier d past PMs has been alleged to b a part of sm racket or d other!!! Remember the Bofors case whr Rajeev Gandhi was implicated? and then Harshad Mehta scam where Narsimha Rao was blamed.. when i remember all that i think it wudnt b such a bad idea after all to bring the PMO under the purview of this bill!! maybe not in the current form but some accountability HAS to b thr for his actions! he is an elected leader NOT a king wid supreme power over everyone else!