For All Defence Aspirants India’s First Lokpal-Nca Academy

For All Defence Aspirants India’s First Lokpal-Nca Academy

India’s First Lokpal

The Former Supreme Court Judge pinaki Chandra Ghose Has Been Appointed India’s First Anti-Corruption Ombudsman Or Lokpal.

Structure Of Lokpal

Lokpal Is A Multi-Member Body That Consists Of One Chairperson And A Maximum Of 8 Members.

The Chairperson Should Be Either The Former Chief Justice Of India Or A Former Judge Of Supreme Court Or An Eminent Person With Impeccable Integrity.

Out Of The Maximum Eight Members, Half Will Be Judicial Members Minimum 50 % Of The Members Shall Be Scs/Sts/Obcs/Minorities And Women.

The Term Of Office For The Chairperson And Members Is 5 Years Or Till The Age Of 70 Years.

The Members Are Appointed By The President On The Recommendation Of A Selection Committee. The Oath Of Office Of The Chairperson (Lokpal) Is Administered By The President While That Of The Other Members Is Administered By The Chairperson Himself.

The Selection Committee To Select The Lokpal Is Composed Of The Prime Minister (As The Chairman); Chief Justice Of India Or A Judge Nominated By Him Speaker Of The Lo Sabha,Leader Of Opposition In The Lok Sabha And One Eminent Jurist.

Lokpal And Lokayuktas Act,2013

The Lokpal And Lokayukta Act,2013 Provides For The Establishment Of Lokpal For The Union And Lokayukta For States To Inquire Into Allegations Of Corruption Against Certain Public Functionaries. These Institutions Are Statutory Bodies Without Any Constitutional Status.

The Act Extends To The Whole Of India.It Applies To Public Servants In And Outside India.

The Jurisdiction Of Lokpal Extends To The Following:

Any Person Who Is Or Has Been Prime Minister (Except With Respect To Matters Related To Security .International Relations Etc.)

Any Person Who Is Or Has Been A Minister Of The Union Or A Member Of Parliament.

Group A To D Officers As Defined In Prevention Of Corruption Act,1988.

The Act Also Mandates That All Public Officials Should Furnish The Assets And Liabilities Of Themselves As Well Their Respective Dependents.

The Lokpal Shall Present Annually To The President A Report Which Is To Be Laid Before Each House Of The Parliament.

The Inquiry Wing Of The Lokpal Has Been Vested With The Powers Of A Civil Court.

The Lokpal Has The Power To Recommend Transfer Or Suspension Public Servant Connected With Allegation Of Corruption.

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