Centre forms eight-member search committee to recommend names for Lokpal chairman, members
The Centre constituted a search committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal.
New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday constituted an eight-member search committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal.
Former chief of State Bank of India (SBI) Arundhati Bhattacharya, Prasar Bharati chairperson A Surya Prakash and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) head AS Kiran Kumar are the members of the search committee, according to an official order issued by personnel ministry.
Besides them, Justice Sakha Ram Singh Yadav, former judge of Allahabad High Court Shabbirhusein S Khandwawala, former Gujarat Police head Lalit K Panwar, retired IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, and Ranjit Kumar are the other members of the panel, it said.
“The search committee is a major step towards setting up of the Lokpal. The committee will start its functioning soon,” a senior official said.
Anna Hazare begins hunger strike over Lokpal, Lokayukta Act; activist 'disappointed' with Maharashtra govt, says aide
Social activist Anna Hazare offered prayers at a Ralegan Siddhi temple and began a hunger strike over "non-fulfilment" of assurances by the Centre and the Maharashtra government on the appointment of Lokpal and passage of the Lokayukta Act in the state.
Anna Hazare to fast for formation of Lokpal and Lokayuktas from 30 January; says strike not against 'a party or person'
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced to start his fast for the formation of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states from 30 January, also the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which is observed as Martyrs’ Day.
Lokpal case in SC today: Appointment of ombudsman likely to be delayed further as search panel hasn't met in 3 months
As directed by the Supreme Court, the Centre submitted an affidavit, informing it that a search committee had been formed. But reports said the panel has not met in the past 100 days.