Delhi government cabinet clears two amendments proposed by Anna Hazare in Jan Lokpal bill

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As reported by the Delhi cabinet on Thursday cleared two amendments to the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill, 2015.

The amendments are in line with those proposed by social activist Anna Hazare, who Aam Aadmi Party leaders had visited after the bill was tabled in the assembly.

One amendment proposes a seven-member panel to select two members and chairperson in the institution of Jan Lokpal.

The original bill said the panel consisting chief minister, leader of opposition, assembly speaker and Delhi High Court chief justice will select the members and chair of Jan Lokpal.

Now, the proposed new members will include another judge from the high court, any eminent personality selected the rest of the committee members and the Lokpal chairman from the next term.

For removal of Lokpal, there would be a high court enquiry first before referring the matter to the assembly, two-thirds of the Delhi assembly can vote to remove the Lokpal. had reported on Thursday on how Delhi government was likely to announce the amendments in its Jan Lokpal Bill as suggested by the veteran anti-corruption crusader, Anna Hazare.

A reliable source had told that either either Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal or his deputy Manish Sisodia will announce today that about the changes being made in the Bill proposed by Hazare.



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