The Jan Lokpal BillApril 18, 2011
No Punishment, No Jail In Last 63 Years
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
Not passed in 42 years 6 times in Parliament
The Jan Lokpal BillA Strong Anti-Corruption Bill
Drafted in November 2010 by Shanti Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan, Arvind Kejriwal and Santosh Hegde All democratic procedures followed sent to PM, Sonia Gandhi, Leader of Opposition, met them but no positive response
An all-Party leader meeting called in New Delhi
Joint statement of support by CPM, CPI, TDP, RLD, JD (S), JD (U) etc. BJP also supports the Lokpal Bill
Converted into Mass Movement
Kiran Bedi, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Swami Ramdev, Mohd Madani, Cardinal Gracius, ArchBishop Concessao, Swami Agnivesh, Syed Rizvi and many others join the movement Rallies in 60 cities on 30th Jan 2011 Anna Hazare takes the lead Declares his intent to go on fast unto death for joint drafting committee for Jan Lokpal Bill PM meets on March 7, but says he has no time till 13th May and wants to form GoM for Lokpal (not Jan Lokpal Bill) Anna continues with his decision to go on a fast on April 5
Indias Second Independence Begins!Entire country erupts in supportLakhs of People come on streets Thousands start indefinite fast
Media shows the anger and support of the people
All right thinking people come out in support
Government Forced to Accept
Joint Committee: Our Members
Anna Hazare: Social worker
Shanti Bhushan: ex-Law Minister and SC lawyer
Arvind Kejriwal: Resigned from IRS for social work
Prashant Bhushan: SC Advocate and a Crusader
Justice Santosh Hegde: Ktaka Lok Ayukta
Joint Committee FormedGovernment accepts joint drafting committee for Jan Lokpal Bill All original people who had drafted have become the part of committee Our members announce their assets, accounts India Against Corruption declares revenue & expenses on website Demand for videography for transparency Meetings begin amidst hope, next meeting on 2nd May
Jan Lokpal Bill: Salient Features - 1Complaints of acts of omission or commission punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act
Misconduct by a government servant
CoversComplaints against the staff of Lokpal
Complaints from whistleblowers
Jan Lokpal Bill: Salient Features - 2Independent Body Can initiate investigations on direct complaints by citizens Autonomy similar to the Election Commission
Jan Lokpal Bill: Salient Features - 3 LOKPAL
Departmenta l vigilance
CVC(Central Vigilance Commission)
CBI(Central Bureau of Investigation)
Jan Lokpal Bill: Salient Features - 4JURIDICTION OVER
Politicians including the Prime Minister
Corruption Cases of Judges
Jan Lokpal Bill: Salient Features - 5Time limit for investigation is between 6 months to 12 months and trial within another 12 months. Within 18 to 24 months, corrupt people will start filling jail.
Punishment not less than one years of rigorous imprisonment and may extend up to life imprisonment. Punishment will be more severe if the accused is of higher rank.
Jan Lokpal Bill: Salient Features - 6The Jan Lokpal bill proposes a committee selected by the Prime Minister, the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, two youngest judges of the Supreme Court, two youngest chief justices of high courts, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), and the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). A search committee selected from former CAGs, and CECs, will invite recommendations from such class of people or such individuals as it deems fit. It will recommend to the prime minister the names three times the number of vacancies that exist.
Jan Lokpal Bill: Salient Features - 7The Jan Lokpal bill has provisions for the complete recovery of money lost due to corruption
Jan Lokpal Bill Salient Features - 8Every public officer will have to put up statement of assets and liabilities annually of their and their family members to their department who will put it up on the internet. If any property is found outside this statement, Lokpal can confiscate it.
All records and information of Lokpal shall be publicly accessible under Right to Information Act, even at the stage of investigation or enquiry.
Complaints against employee of Lokpal will be dealt in a month's time and the strictest punishment awarded.
Impact of JLPBCorruption on day-to-day issues will reduce drasticallyMost corrupt Officers, Politicians and Judges would go to jail within two years of complaints
Clean-up of the political system that is thriving on corruption money People with desire to serve will only enter politics India will march towards its destiny!
Frequently Asked Questions?Is this agitation against democratic and constitutional normsNo. After the Committees Report the bill will take the normal course i. e. passage through Parliament, Rajya Sabha etc
Is Annas fast a form of blackmail?The country has waited 42 years for the Lokpal and all normal democratic methods have been tried. There was no other way to pressurise the government to draft a strong anti-corruption deterrent. Mahatma Gandhi used the same method against the British Rulers.
Is the movement supported by RSS or in favour of any political party?The movement is of the people without fear, favour or bias. The divide and rule policy of the government will not be able to succeed.
Will more and more people take recourse to fasting as a pressure tacticThe reason behind this movements success was the moral authority of its leaders, the right cause and the tremendous public support. There have been thousands of instances of people going on hunger
What Next?1 2 3 4 5 6 Build the movement till 15th August 2011 and get ready for the next agitation Anna Hazare and others to tour entire country for the next 2 months Public outreach with social, cultural, youth, unions, corporate, slums groups Explain Jan Lokpal Bill and create supporters Take up next issues beginning from Electoral Reforms, decentralization of power, judicial reforms etc Cleanse the political system, so that good people can go into politics and succeed
India Can Wait No More
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