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What does the lokpal bill now entail?

IANS   January 31, 2013
First Published: 22:30 IST(31/1/2013) | Last Updated: 22:33 IST(31/1/2013)

Salient points of the new lokpal bill that was cleared Thursday by the cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh:

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* The lokpal at the centre has been delinked from lokayukta in the states.

* State government will have to enact a law for setting up lokayukta within a year of the central government passing the lokpal bill.

* The prime minister's office will be under the lokpal, with some riders related to national security and external affairs.

* Officials facing a preliminary probe will be given a hearing.

* Lokpal will have no power to transfer Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials investigating a case referred by it.

* Director prosecution of the CBI will be selected by the chief vigilance commissioner.

* The selection panel for the lokpal will comprise the prime minister, speaker and leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Chief Justice of India and an eminent jurist.

* Prime minister, the leader of opposition in the lower house and the chief justice of India will select the CBI director.

* Charitable institutions aided by the government will come under lokpal.


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