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Mar 18, 2019
Centre was 'forced' to appoint Lokpal under pressure of Supreme Court, people's movement, says Anna HazareHazare said that the Lokpal was being appointed nine years since the people's movement for the ombudsman's post. "The world is now seeing how powerful the public is. The Supreme Court is also very powerful," the activist said.
Mar 07, 2019
Supreme Court asks AG to inform it of Lokpal selection committee meeting date, grants him 10 daysA 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.
Jan 18, 2019
Supreme Court sets February-end deadline on Lokpal but Centre drags its feet citing technical difficulties, manpower issuesThe reasons cited for the delay in process varied from absence of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha (a position which remains vacant in the 16th Lok Sabha as no party managed to win the requisite number of seats) to inability to pass an amendment Bill in the Upper House.
Sep 04, 2018
Congress boycotts Lokpal selection panel meet again, says attending as 'special invitee' violates Lokpal ActThe selection committee will set up a search panel for recommending names for the appointment of the anti-graft ombudsman, the Lokpal, and its members.
Mar 01, 2018
Narendra Modi not in favour of independent Lokpal; Congress won't attend meet just to eat snacksBJP said that it would bring an amendment into the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act 2013 to allow the Leader of the largest Opposition party to be a part of the Selection Committee but has failed to do so in three years.
Feb 04, 2014
BJP, Congress face off over appointment of PP Rao to LokpalThe selection of this fifth member has emerged as a contentious issue with Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj stating that P P Rao, senior Supreme Court lawyer who the UPA appears to be backing, is a Congress loyalist.
Feb 04, 2014
AAP won't send Jan Lokpal Bill to Centre, confrontation with UPA likelyThere are fears in the AAP government that the bill could get stuck, delayed or, worse, lead to a big confrontation between the UPA and AAP.