Indian Lokpal (Ombudsman) Act: a prototype of law devoid of political will'

Chandra, Sushant (2014) Indian Lokpal (Ombudsman) Act: a prototype of law devoid of political will'. [Working papers (or Preprints)] (Submitted)

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Lokpal has been a subject matter of debate for more than five decades now, being brought to the forefront by Team Anna through a country wide movement stirred by ‘India Against Corruption’. The debacle of corruption, it seems, has reached the threshold of public’s patience, culminating into this country wide movement. The aim of this paper is to understand various provisions of the current Act as assented to by the President and further to explore the plausible remedies which may be employed to plug the existing loopholes. This paper is split in five parts: First, dealing with the preliminary – setting the premise for taking on to the provisions head on; second, dealing with the provisions on sanction of the public servants; thirdly, exploring the defect in the constitution of Lokpal by keeping the Chief Justice of India as its tentative Chairperson; fourthly, dissecting the defects concerning the appointment of Director CBI and finally a section exploring the general miscellany of provisions which are touted by various academics and jurists as impeding the functioning of Lokpal.

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Indian Lokpal | Lokayukta Act of 2013
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 13:31
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 13:31
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