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Lokpal Act
Opinion  /  Published 30.03.21

Corruption in an illiberal State

India’s ranking among 180 countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020, compiled by the Transparency International, has slipped from 80 to 86. India’s score is worse than the global ...
By Mathew John

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.19

Corruption ranking does not reflect the big picture

The Narendra Modi-headed Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is stridently triumphalist when the slightest improvement is cited in any sphere, especially by a global agency. It is contemptuously dis...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.04.19

The enormous responsibilities of the Lokpal

The chairperson and eight members of the Lokpal have been appointed almost five years after the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 came into force. Few other pieces of legislation since Independence have...
By Amitabha Bhattacharya

India  /  Published 06.02.19

Shades of Rip Van Winkle in Lokpal ad (It took 5 years)

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By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.02.19

Graft punch at Modi over Lokpal, RTI

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government had weakened the legal framework needed to fight corruption by not appointing the anti-graft ombudsman Lokpal and diluting the Right to Infor...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 21.01.19

Anna Rafale jab, set for fast over Lokpal

Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday said the Rafale “scam” wouldn’t have happened had a Lokpal been in place as the octogenarian announced another hunger strike from January 30 to press for th...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.01.19

Vigilance chief who took role amid cry of ‘disaster’

Central vigilance commissioner K.V. Chowdary, now in the limelight for probing corruption allegations against ousted CBI director Alok Verma, was himself under the Supreme Court’s scrutiny over accu...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.01.19

Supreme Court gives time on Lokpal

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted time till February to the search committee headed by a former apex court judge to “recommend” a panel of names for the appointment of the first Lokpal and its...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.01.19

Revealed: the long stupor on Lokpal

The Lokpal selection committee had met just eight times and the search committee not even once till mid-December last year, almost five years since the Lokpal Act was notified, according to informatio...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.01.19

Supreme Court raps govt for Lokpal delay

The Supreme Court on Friday rapped the Centre for its continuing delay in appointing the Lokpal and asked it to file a fresh affidavit by January 17 on the steps taken towards this since September las...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


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