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Supreme Court pulls up govt for Lokpal delay

THE ASIAN AGE. | J. VENKATESAN
Published : Jul 25, 2018, 1:42 am IST
Updated : Jul 25, 2018, 1:42 am IST

The law was enacted by the UPA government.

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 Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Centre for the inordinate delay in the appointment of a search committee for the selection of Lokpal and other members for the anti-corruption omb-udsman under a 2013 law.

A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, while hearing a contempt petition filed by NGO Common Cause, expres-sed dissatisfaction over an affidavit filed by the Centre without specifying any time scheduled for constitution of a search committee.

Giving the government four weeks to file a fresh affidavit, the bench, whi-ch also included Justices R. Banumathi and Navin Sinha, said, “Having perused the affidavit dated July 23, all that we are inclined to record at this stage is that we find the said affidavit to be wholly unsatisfactory.”

Following a Swedish concept, the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, proposes creation of an anti-corruption authority to probe corruption cases involving MPs and Cent-ral government employees.

The law was enacted by the UPA government.

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