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Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi has sought deputation in the national anti-corruption body Lokpal’s investigation wing.(HT FILE PHOTO)

CAT seeks response from Centre, U’khand on whistleblower’s plea for deputation in Lokpal

By Neeraj Santoshi| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who is currently Chief Conservator of Forests in Uttarakhand, had written a letter to Lokpal last November seeking deputation to serve in its investigation wing.
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In March this year, former judge of the Supreme Court , PC Ghose, was appointed by the government as India’s first Lokpal.(ANI)
In March this year, former judge of the Supreme Court , PC Ghose, was appointed by the government as India’s first Lokpal.(ANI)

Lokpal paying Rs 50 lakh every month in rent to New Delhi’s Ashoka Hotel

By Ashok Bagriya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 08:24 AM IST
A reply under the Right to Information Act, recently, disclosed that “Lokpal is provisionally operating from the Ashoka Hotel.
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HC seeks HP govt reply over delay in establishing Lokpal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 10:54 PM IST
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Admiral (retd) Ramdas was removed as the AAP’s internal ombudsman in 2015.(HT File)
Admiral (retd) Ramdas was removed as the AAP’s internal ombudsman in 2015.(HT File)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ex-AAP leader Admiral Ramdas voices support for Atishi

By Risha Chitlangia | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2019 04:20 AM IST
In the other two-minute video, Lalita Ramdas talked about the good work done by the AAP government in Delhi, especially in the health and education sectors.
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The office of Lokpal will work from ‘The Ashok’ hotel in Chanakyapuri.(Photo: .theashok)
The office of Lokpal will work from ‘The Ashok’ hotel in Chanakyapuri.(Photo: .theashok)

Lokpal to work from Delhi’s 5-star luxury hotel

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 05:14 PM IST
The Lokpal chairperson, all of its eight members and support staff are being allocated space in the hotel premises, they said.
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Justice Ghose, a former Supreme Court judge, was Tuesday named the country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.(ANI)
Justice Ghose, a former Supreme Court judge, was Tuesday named the country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.(ANI)

Justice Pinaki Ghose takes oath as first Lokpal of India

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 11:50 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice PC Ghose as the Lokpal chairperson.
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BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa refuted the allegations levelled by the Congress that he paid bribe of Rs 1,800 crore to the BJP top leadership.(PTI)
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa refuted the allegations levelled by the Congress that he paid bribe of Rs 1,800 crore to the BJP top leadership.(PTI)

‘Prove it or will sue you’: Yeddyurappa to Congress on Rs 1800 cr bribe charge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 05:15 PM IST
Soon after the Congress alleged that BS Yeddyurappa paid bribes to top BJP leadership and sought a probe by the Lokpal, the BJP leader dismissed the charge as baseless.
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Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, a former Supreme Court judge, is all set to become the first Lokpal of India, an anti-corruption ombudsman.
Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, a former Supreme Court judge, is all set to become the first Lokpal of India, an anti-corruption ombudsman.

How to insulate the Lokpal from government interference

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Without clear guidelines on professional attributes required to be a Lokpal, a roster of deliverables and a system of public scrutiny, it could be difficult to measure the office’s level of insulation from the government of the day.
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The office of Lokpal comprises a chairperson and up to eight members.(Twitter)
The office of Lokpal comprises a chairperson and up to eight members.(Twitter)

The authority and significance of Lokpal

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 07:15 AM IST
The Lokpal can initiate a preliminary investigation after it receives a complaint under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
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The Supreme Court on January 4 this year had urged the government to appoint a Lokpal at the earliest, saying “much time has elapsed, something needs to be done”.(File Photo)
The Supreme Court on January 4 this year had urged the government to appoint a Lokpal at the earliest, saying “much time has elapsed, something needs to be done”.(File Photo)

Retired Supreme Court judge Ghose set to be country’s first Lokpal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 12:00 AM IST
Justice PC Ghose’s name was cleared by the selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, and senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi.
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Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge told Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his objection to invitation extended to him as ‘special invitee’ at the Lokpal selection committee meeting.(HT photo)
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge told Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his objection to invitation extended to him as ‘special invitee’ at the Lokpal selection committee meeting.(HT photo)

Mallikarjun Kharge boycotts Lokpal selection panel meet again

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:57 PM IST
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge told Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his objection to invitation extended to him as ‘special invitee’ at the Lokpal selection committee meeting.
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Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has refused to attend a meeting of the Lokpal selection panel. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)(HT photo)
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has refused to attend a meeting of the Lokpal selection panel. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)(HT photo)

Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge to boycott Lokpal meet today, tells PM Modi opposition can’t be ‘voiceless’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 05:25 PM IST
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has written yet another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his objection to invitation extended to him as ‘special invitee’ at the Lokpal selection committee meeting.
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A chief justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench asked attorney general KK Venugopal to revert within the fixed deadline.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A chief justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench asked attorney general KK Venugopal to revert within the fixed deadline.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Tell us when Lokpal panel will meet, Supreme Court tells govt

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:15 PM IST
A chief justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench asked attorney general KK Venugopal to revert within the fixed deadline.
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The Supreme Court directed the attorney general to inform the court within 10 days the possible date for the search committee led by the prime minister to meet and take a decision on the names for Lokpal(PTI/Representative Image)
The Supreme Court directed the attorney general to inform the court within 10 days the possible date for the search committee led by the prime minister to meet and take a decision on the names for Lokpal(PTI/Representative Image)

Decide on meeting to select first Lokpal in 10 days, Supreme Court tells Centre

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:45 AM IST
Turning down Prashant Bhushan’s plea to put the proposed names in the public domain, the court said that the matter should be left to the search committee.
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Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.(ANI/Twitter)
Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.(ANI/Twitter)

Anna Hazare calls off fast after Fadnavis govt accepts demands

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 08:04 PM IST
Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.
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Two Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh and Subhash Bhamre, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met activist Anna Hazare in his village Ralegan Siddhi on Tuesday, the seventh day of his hunger strike for appointment of Lokpal.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Two Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh and Subhash Bhamre, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met activist Anna Hazare in his village Ralegan Siddhi on Tuesday, the seventh day of his hunger strike for appointment of Lokpal.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

7 days later, 2 Union ministers, Maha CM reach out to fasting Anna Hazare

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 06:03 PM IST
Anna Hazare launched his indefinite hunger strike on January 30 to push for appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.
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Union minister of state Subhash Bhamre met activist Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi in Pune, on Monday, February 4, 2019,t o dissuade him from continuing with his hunger strike.(HT Photo)
Union minister of state Subhash Bhamre met activist Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi in Pune, on Monday, February 4, 2019,t o dissuade him from continuing with his hunger strike.(HT Photo)

Centre and state government step in, but Anna Hazare refuses to end hunger strike

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2019 11:46 AM IST
The 81-year-old has been on a hunger strike since January 30, demanding appointments of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in Maharashtra, and resolution of farmers’ issue.
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Hazare was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian honour , in 1992.(HT)
Hazare was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian honour , in 1992.(HT)

Will return Padma Bhushan if govt doesn’t fulfil promises: Hazare

By Press Trust of India | Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra)
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 10:28 AM IST
Anna Hazare has been on a hunger strike since Wednesday demanding appointments of Lokpal and Lokayuktas and resolution of farmers’ issue.
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The eight-member Lokpal committee was constituted in September last year to recommend names for the top anti-corruption ombudsman.(Getty Images)
The eight-member Lokpal committee was constituted in September last year to recommend names for the top anti-corruption ombudsman.(Getty Images)

Lokpal panel to soon invite applications for appointment to posts

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2019 10:44 PM IST
Former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai-led panel set up to recommend names for appointments to anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal will soon invite applications from eminent citizens eligible for the posts, a government official said.
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Anna Hazare begins his fast for the formation of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states, at Ralegan Siddhi.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Anna Hazare begins his fast for the formation of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states, at Ralegan Siddhi.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

With a dig at PM Narendra Modi, Anna Hazare begins fast to demand Lokpal, Lokayuktas

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 06:38 PM IST
Announcing on Tuesday that he would launch an indefinite fast from January 30, Anna Hazare had taken a dig at PM Modi saying, “It has been five years now but the Prime Minister Modi-led government at the Centre is making excuses. If they wanted, they could have done the needful by now.”
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Activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite fast at Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra to push for appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite fast at Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra to push for appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

With a dig at PM Modi, Anna Hazare begins fast to demand Lokpal, Lokayuktas

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 12:13 PM IST
Alleging that the Modi government is making excuses for not appointing a Lokpal, Anna Hazare sat on indefinite fast at a Maharashtra village.
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The Lokpal Act, which envisages establishment of the anti-graft body Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants, was passed in 2013.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The Lokpal Act, which envisages establishment of the anti-graft body Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants, was passed in 2013.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Lokpal panel holds first meeting today, discusses modalities related to appointments in anti-graft body

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2019 09:22 PM IST
The meeting comes days after the Supreme Court set up a February-end deadline for the search committee to send a panel of names who could be considered for the appointment as chairman and members of Lokpal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee.
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Social activist Anna Hazare said he will launch a hunger strike from Wednesday over the “non-fulfillment” of assurances by the Centre on the appointment of Lokpal.(HT Photo)
Social activist Anna Hazare said he will launch a hunger strike from Wednesday over the “non-fulfillment” of assurances by the Centre on the appointment of Lokpal.(HT Photo)

Anna Hazare to launch hunger strike from Wednesday over Lokpal appointment delay

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 09:18 PM IST
Apart from the appointment of Lokpal at the national level and Lokayukta in states, Hazare has been demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations and some electoral reforms.
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The Supreme Court had last week asked the Lokpal committee to recommend the names by February end. It had questioned the delay in this regard and directed the Centre to do whatever required for enabling the committee to complete its work.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court had last week asked the Lokpal committee to recommend the names by February end. It had questioned the delay in this regard and directed the Centre to do whatever required for enabling the committee to complete its work.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Lokpal panel to conduct its first meeting on appointments today

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2019 10:58 PM IST
The panel set up to recommend names for appointments to anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, according to two people aware of the development.
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The Supreme Court directed the Centre to provide the search committee with requisite infrastructure and manpower to enable it to complete its work.(File Photo)
The Supreme Court directed the Centre to provide the search committee with requisite infrastructure and manpower to enable it to complete its work.(File Photo)

Supreme Court fixes February-end deadline for Lokpal search panel to recommend names

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the search committee on Lokpal to recommend the panel of names for the appointment of the first anti-corruption ombudsman of the country by the end of February.
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The Supreme Court has pulled up the government over the delay in appointing the Lokpal (File Photo)(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court has pulled up the government over the delay in appointing the Lokpal (File Photo)(HT Photo)

‘Much time has elapsed’: SC pulls up Centre on delay in appointing Lokpal

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 10:03 PM IST
The Lokpal and Lokayukta Act 2013 -- the law to constitute India’s first anti-corruption ombudsman -- got the assent from President on January 1, 2014. It was notified on January 16, 2014 but the appointment has got delayed for one reason or the other.
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Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal and Radha Mohan Singh during a cabinet briefing after cabinet ministers meeting, at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi, on September 12, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal and Radha Mohan Singh during a cabinet briefing after cabinet ministers meeting, at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi, on September 12, 2018.(HT File Photo)

A month of mini crises: How different ministries spent September putting out fires

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 07:31 AM IST
A spiralling current account deficit led the finance ministry to hike custom duties; allegations of irregularities in the Rafale fighter deal kept the defence ministry busy; and a spat with Pakistan kept the external affairs ministry at the centre of public attention.
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A general view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A general view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Ex-Supreme Court judge to head panel to recommend names for Lokpal

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 12:55 AM IST
Eight-member panel to search for next Lokpal chairperson.
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Activist Anna Hazare in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Activist Anna Hazare in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Anna Hazare to go on hunger strike from Oct 2 demanding pension for farmers

By Press Trust of India | Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra)
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 08:22 PM IST
The 80-year-old anti-graft activist will launch the protest at his native village, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
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Social worker Anna Hazare addresses the people during the indefinite hunger strike against the Centre to set up Lokpal bill, at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Social worker Anna Hazare addresses the people during the indefinite hunger strike against the Centre to set up Lokpal bill, at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Anna Hazare to launch hunger strike for Lokpal from October 2

By Press Trust of India | Ralegan Siddhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 05:14 PM IST
Anna Hazare criticised the NDA government, saying it had earlier assured it will appoint the Lokpal and implement the Lokpal Bill, passed by Parliament and signed by the then President in January 2014
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