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Parliamentary panel seeks more time to submit report on Lokpal

The Parliamentary committtee examining the Lokpal Bill has sought one more week to submit its report on the subject.

delhi Updated: Dec 06, 2011 00:40 IST

The Parliamentary committtee examining the Lokpal Bill has sought one more week to submit its report on the subject.

The Committee, which was to submit its report on December 7, has sought the additional time apparently to hold another round of meeting to finalise the report to be presented to Parliament.

Rajya Sabha chairman Mohd Hamid Ansari has called the committee's head Abhishek Singhvi on Tuesday to explain the necessity for seeking extension of time.

One more meeting of the committee is likely for final adoption and giving an opportunity to members to give their dissent notes which BJP and other opposition parties have planned.

At a meeting last week, the committee had finalised the draft report on the Bill which excludes Group C officials out of the Lokpal's ambit but BJP and Left parties objected to some of the recommendations.

The initial draft report of the committee excludes the Prime Minister and the judiciary from the ambit of the Lokpal.