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Complaints of corruption against individuals in high offices fall but still deep-rooted in India
India

Complaints of corruption against individuals in high offices fall but still deep-rooted in India

Despite a plethora of legal frameworks to address the issue of corruption, it has barely helped address it on the ground

Lokpal received 89 complaints between April and December 2020, disposed off 43 cases
India

Lokpal received 89 complaints between April and December 2020, disposed off 43 cases

The Lokpal closed 43 complaints 39 after preliminary examination and four after considering preliminary inquiry report, said the data for 2020-21 updated till the end of December 2020

Lokpal member Dilip B Bhosale quits from post citing personal reasons; ex-Chief Justice of Allahabad HC sends resignation letter to Ram Nath Kovind
Politics

Lokpal member Dilip B Bhosale quits from post citing personal reasons; ex-Chief Justice of Allahabad HC sends resignation letter to Ram Nath Kovind

Lokpal member Justice Dilip B Bhosale has resigned from the post citing personal reasons, official sources said on Thursday

Compulsory retirement of 12 tax officials: Govt should come up with structural reforms for radical change in bureaucracy
Business

Compulsory retirement of 12 tax officials: Govt should come up with structural reforms for radical change in bureaucracy

One of the drawbacks of the compulsory retirement rules is that they apply to those who have crossed the age of 50 or completed 30 years of service.

Congress demands Lokpal probe into BS Yeddyurappa's 'diary' on alleged Rs 1,800 crore payments to BJP leaders
Politics

Congress demands Lokpal probe into BS Yeddyurappa's 'diary' on alleged Rs 1,800 crore payments to BJP leaders

Addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked the Income Tax department to act on the "Yeddyurappa diary" which has been in its custody since 2012, soon after the BJP leader relinquished the charge of the chief minister of Karnataka.

India’s first Lokpal: Ram Nath Kovind administers oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose at Rashtrapati Bhavan
India

India’s first Lokpal: Ram Nath Kovind administers oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country's first Lokpal.

India gets first Lokpal: Whether ombudsman will bring in change or be restricted to optics remains a question
India

India gets first Lokpal: Whether ombudsman will bring in change or be restricted to optics remains a question

With the appointment of former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose as country’s first Lokpal, it will be interesting to see what tangible changes it can lead to or will it remain good for optics alone

Top judges to experienced bureaucrats: Meet all 8 members of India's first Lokpal appointed by President Kovind
India

Top judges to experienced bureaucrats: Meet all 8 members of India's first Lokpal appointed by President Kovind

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been appointed as India's first Lokpal, the national anti-corruption ombudsman. Former Chief Justices — Dilip B Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari — besides sitting Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Ajay Kumar Tripathi have been appointed as judicial members, the communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed India’s first Lokpal; eight judicial and non-judicial members named as well
India

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed India’s first Lokpal; eight judicial and non-judicial members named as well

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed former Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose as India’s first Lokpal on Tuesday

Justice PC Ghose likely to be India's first Lokpal: Ex-SC judge ordered framing of charges against LK Advani in Babri Masjid case
India

Justice PC Ghose likely to be India's first Lokpal: Ex-SC judge ordered framing of charges against LK Advani in Babri Masjid case

Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is likely to be named as India's first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.

Daily Bulletin: Manohar Parrikar passes away, BJP-led alliance to decide next Goa CM, India's first Lokpal likely to be announced; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Manohar Parrikar passes away, BJP-led alliance to decide next Goa CM, India's first Lokpal likely to be announced; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar passes away after prolonged illness, BJP-led alliance to decide on next chief minister, Priyanka Gandhi campaigns in Uttar Pradesh along the Ganga, and more

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose likely to be appointed India's first Lokpal, official announcement expected tomorrow
India

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose likely to be appointed India's first Lokpal, official announcement expected tomorrow

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, is likely to be appointed India's first Lokpal. The government is expected to make an official announcement on his appointment on Monday, reports said.

Supreme Court asks AG to inform it of Lokpal selection committee meeting date, grants him 10 days
India

Supreme Court asks AG to inform it of Lokpal selection committee meeting date, grants him 10 days

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was informed by Venugopal that the Lokpal search committee has recommended three panels of names to the selection committee for appointment of chairperson, judicial and non-judicial members.

Five years after Lokpal Act came into force, Centre seeks applications for anti-corruption body chief, members
India

Five years after Lokpal Act came into force, Centre seeks applications for anti-corruption body chief, members

The government has sought applications for chairman and members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal, nearly five years after the Lokpal Act came into force, officials said Wednesday.

Anna Hazare loses 5 kgs of weight on seventh day of indefinite hunger strike demanding setting up of Lokpal and Lokayuktas
India

Anna Hazare loses 5 kgs of weight on seventh day of indefinite hunger strike demanding setting up of Lokpal and Lokayuktas

Hazare went on a hunger strike from 30 January demanding the setting up of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states

Anna Hazare says don't want Padma Bhushan if Centre doesn't fulfil Lokpal, Swaminathan Commission demands
India

Anna Hazare says don't want Padma Bhushan if Centre doesn't fulfil Lokpal, Swaminathan Commission demands

Social activist Anna Hazare, whose indefinite hunger strike entered the fifth day on Sunday, warned that if the Narendra Modi government did not fulfil its promises, he would return his Padma Bhushan.

Union Budget 2019: No change in Lokpal allocation, funds for CVC marginally increased
India

Union Budget 2019: No change in Lokpal allocation, funds for CVC marginally increased

There has been no change in the current fiscal's allocation of Rs 4.29 crore for the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal during 2019-20,

Anna Hazare begins hunger strike over Lokpal, Lokayukta Act; activist 'disappointed' with Maharashtra govt, says aide
India

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.

India improves ranking on global corruption index by 3 points in 2018; US out of top 20 performers, says report
India

India improves ranking on global corruption index by 3 points in 2018; US out of top 20 performers, says report

The Transparency International said in its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2018, "As India gears up for its upcoming elections, we see little significant movement in its CPI score, which moved from 40 in 2017 to 41 in 2018."

Anna Hazare to fast for formation of Lokpal and Lokayuktas from 30 January; says strike not against 'a party or person'
India

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.