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Salient Features of People's Anti Corruption Bill

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Salient Features of the Bill proposed by Aravinda Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Anna Hazare etc.
1. There shall be an institution of Lokpal with ten members and headed by a Chairperson.

2. That part of CBI which deals with cases of corruption, shall be merged with Lokpal.

3. CVC and the entire internal vigilance set in various central government departments will be merged with Lokpal.
4. Lokpal will be completely independent of the Government.

5. Lokpal shall have jurisdiction over bureaucrats, politicians and judges.

6. Lokpal shall have the powers to initiate investigations and prosecution without needing
permission from any other agency.

7. Public grievances are often linked to demands/expectations of bribery. Lokpal shall act as appellate authority and supervisory body for grievance redressal systems in all central
government departments.

8. Lokpal shall be responsible for providing protection against physical and professional
victimization to whistleblowers.

9. Members and Chairperson in Lokpal shall be selected through a transparent and participatory process.

10. The functioning of Lokpal shall be completely transparent to avoid it from becoming a hub of corruption.

11. Any complaint of wrongdoing against an official of Lokpal shall be investigated and acted upon within a month through a transparent enquiry process.

12. If charges are proved and conviction takes place, loss to the exchequer caused due to his
wrongdoing shall be recovered from all those who are convicted.

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