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LOKPAL BILL

Submitted to: Mr Ashok Mehta
Submitted by: Ms Niharika Sacheti, B.A.-L.L.B. (Hons) 3rd semester Jaipur National University

CONTENTS * Introduction * Origin of Lokpal * Why the need of Lokpal * History * The Lokpal Bill, 2011 * Powers of Lokpal * Advantages * Loopholes of Lokpal * Jurisdiction * Birth of Jan-Lokpal * Differences between Lokpal and Jan Lokpal * My Views:
a. Should PM be under the purview of Lokpal
b. Should Judiciary be under the purview of Lokpal
c. Should CBI be under the purview of Lokpal
d. Should Bureaucrats be under the purview of Lokpal

Introduction:
A Lokpal is a proposed ombudsman (Legal Representative) in India. The word is derived from the Sanskrit word "lok" (people) and "pala" (protector/caretaker), or "caretaker of people."

Origin of Lokpal:

The basic idea of the Lok Pal is borrowed from the office of ombudsman in Scandinavian (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway) countries. The office of the ombudsman originated in Sweden in 1809 A.D. Ombudsman is a Swedish word and refers to an official whose job is to investigate complaints from the public against government officers, who is appointed by the parliament to dispose of cases relating to the executive and the judiciary. Similar institutions were established after that in many democratic republican countries as safeguards against the attitude of officials and higher government's functionaries.
Why the need of a Lokpal?

In the beginning of the decade sixties, the necessity of establishment of the institution of the Ombudsman was felt here in India on lines of Scandinavian countries because of the all round pervasive corruption planting is roots in the administration of the government's departments. Under the chairmanship of Morarji Desai, Administrative…...

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