The Rajya Sabha select committee tabled its report in the House on Friday, potentially determining the way forward.
* Amended lokpal bill proposed by the select committee will have to be debated in the House.
* Amended parliamentary procedure gives primacy to select
committees over all other panels and it is mandatory to put their recommendations before the House for discussion and passing.
* Amended In case the government does not agree with any of the select committee’s recommendations, the onus is on it to seek changes by moving amendments.
* The government has indicated it is happy with the select committee report.
* The panel has delinked setting-up of lokayuktas in states from the lokpal bill.
* It has proposed appointment of CBI director by an independent panel comprising the PM, leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India.
* It has asked for creation of prosecution director’s post in CBI and fixed tenures for him and the CBI director.
* Lokpal would have jurisdiction only over NGOs, trusts and charitable societies receiving donations from government.
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