Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What is lokpal bill (anna hazare lokpal bill) and jan lokpal bill

Now you hear about Anna Hazare’s fasting until death and most of us were not aware who is Anna Hazare and what is this Lokpal Bill about?

Anna Hazare (Dr.Kisan Baburao Hazare) is a social activist born on 15th June 1938 and he is known to develop a model village at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra called Ralegan Siddhi and is also a recipient of Padma Bhushan in 1992 for his contributions. Anna Hazare is a personality who has taken the best effort to put some bars on corruption in India. These days we see lots of scams coming up, but do we hear much about the punishments and actions being taken against these corrupt bureaucrats and politicians? No, not much, reason is that the people doing the investigation against such allegations are the people who are appointed by the same people who are involved in these scams. Anna Hazare is again the person who was behind the Right to Information Act (RTI Act). He had gone on hunger strike in the year 2003 to get the RTI act bill passed and more than getting the bill passed, he traveled about 12,000 km to create an awareness of this act. We really need people like him to get these corrupt politicians and bureaucrats to hold responsibility and close the loopholes in our system.

Lokpal Bill and Jan Lokpal Bill
Lokpal bill at the current state has lots of loopholes and does not serves the purpose. The Lokpal cannot, under the proposed Bill, investigate any case against the Prime Minister in the arena of external affairs and defence. As a part of this movement, N. Santosh Hegde, a former justice of the Supreme Court of India, Prashant Bhushan, a senior lawyer in the Supreme Court along with the members of the India Against Corruption movement drafted an alternate bill, named as the Jan Lokpal Bill. We need to get this bill passed and implemented with all the loopholes closed, independent from Politicians and bureaucrats, like the Supreme Court of India. This movement from a person like Anna Hazare should be supported by each and every citizen of India and compel the responsible people to take an accepted decision at the earliest.

History of Lokpal Bill
This bill has taken 40 years, still not passed by our elected representatives. We had different government in power, but none wanted this to come up as this would be the biggest hurdle for the corrupt politicians. India has changed, the young India, wants a clean India and will do anything and everything to get this done.
  • The Lokpal bill is an outcome of the findings of the Santhanam Committee for the Prevention of Corruption in 1966.
  • Every political party has included the Lokpal bill issue in their election manifesto, but none has implemented it.
  • In 2004 our current Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh had promised on this issue, but still nothing has happened.
You should read this petition to know more about the Lokpal Bill.
Responsibility of every Indian Citizen
We should do everything possible to get this bill passed without any loopholes. In the current state, its again useless and we cannot accept it. It needs to be drafted in a way which will make this things independent from the people in power.
We have been hearing about many scams like the common wealth games scam, IPL scam, 2G Scam, etc. What is being done against he people who are responsible for these scams? We hear crores involved in these scams, are these money coming back? Most of these criminals get strong legal experts, find loopholes and escapes. We no longer want to have this going on and we need a clean India.

Read more at http://kish.in/what-is-lokpal-bill-and-what-does-this-mean-to-a-common-indian/

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