Form 2 graft panels: GoM

The nine member group of minister (GoM) headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked the cabinet secretary to form two committees to analyse the various reports of expert committees available with the government to tackle corruption.
HT Image
HT Image
Updated on Jan 21, 2011 11:47 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | ByNagendar Sharma, New Delhi

The nine member group of minister (GoM) headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked the cabinet secretary to form two committees to analyse the various reports of expert committees available with the government to tackle corruption.

The GoM, formed earlier this month, in its first meeting on Friday evening also discussed the latest draft of the lokpal bill which seeks to include the Prime Minister in the ambit of the anti-corruption ombudsman.

The cabinet secretary has been asked to submit a report in the next meeting on the options to tackle corruption based on existing expert reports.

Highly-placed sources said the GoM is expected to finalise its recommendations during the next couple of meetings to enable the government to place an-anti corruption framework during the budget session of Parliament.

“Our endeavour is to see that the lokpal bill is brought before Parliament or atleast consultations with the leaders of political parties can begin during the session,” said a source.

Among the seven specific issues handed over to the GoM for its consideration is the proposal to amend the Article 311 of the Constitution, which is meant to protect government servants against arbitrary dismissal and punishment.

The view in the government is that this article, which was meant to act as a shield for honest employees, has now become a hindrance in the fight against corruption.

The GoM will also look into whether a section in the law, which makes it mandatory for the CBI to seek government nod before investigating a case allegedly involving any official of the rank of joint secretary and above is required at all.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Panipat additional superintendent of police (ASP) Vijay Singh said the arrest of Ashu (accused) helped them in solving three blind murder cases reported from three different locations.(Image for representational purpose)

    Panipat man kills three within 8 hours; arrested

    The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.

  • The Delhi government has introduced several curriculum over the past few years.

    Delhi: Tools to help schools assess mindset curriculum impact

    The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.

  • Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena.

    Delhi LG inspects drainage at flooding hot spots

    While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”

  • Eknath Shinde and rebel Shiv Sena MLAs leave from the airport after arriving from Goa, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday (Vijay Bate)

    Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs return to Mumbai after 11 days, show of strength with BJP

    BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.

  • Clouds over the Qutub Minar in Delhi on Saturday. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

    Dry day pushes Delhi’s temperature up; IMD forecasts light rain for today

    The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, July 04, 2022