Editorial The PM should be outside the Jan Lokpal Bill

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First Among Equals: Why the Prime Minister should be outside the Jan Lokpal Bill

Imagine this: a popular politician is elected to what is effectively the highest office in the land. He draw

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Ram K Kaushik

December 12, 2011 - 5:00pm

Team Anna is doing a good job. However, in the tussle between team Anna and Indian government, very few have appreciated that it is not the law that is enough but an effective, strong and robust anti corruption law that alone would serve the purpose.The so far proposed Jan Lokpal Bills are not strong and effective to deal with the deep rooted problem of corruption in India.If Jan Lokpal Act 2011 of India has to be successful it must incorporate many more issues like Technology, Whistleblower Protection, Harmonisation between Judicial and Lokpal fields, Right to Information, Mandatory E-Governance Services, etc. These issues are very relevant to make Lokpal law effective, flexible and robust. Unfortunately, none of these issues are covered by either version of the Bill or independently by a separate anti corruption law.

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Saran Chandran

December 11, 2011 - 9:20pm

The once a lawyer and politician would have certainly , IMHO, argued for the inclusion although his great grandson may be sqarely opposed to it. And therein lies the problem.

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J Venkat

December 10, 2011 - 3:30pm

In this Kaliyuga, it is better to put all authorities including PM within the Jan Lokpal Bill. No second thoughts. And also there is nothing wrong in it.

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