House panel suggests PM should be under Lokpal
The Rajya sabha Select Committee on Monday adopted draft report on the Lokpal Bill.
The select committee has also taken care of the differences over federal rights of states on appointment of Lokayukta. According to TV reports, the panel has sought that the Prime Minister be brought under the purview of Lokpal barring departments like Intelligence, Atomic Energy which are RTI exempted.
The panel has also recommended that a collegium should appoint CBI director. Don't transfer CBI officers investigating cases sent by Lokpal, the panel recommended. Similarly, a separate director prosecution to be adopted by CVC.
Apart from the above recommendations, the panel has also sought a fixed term for CBI director and release of funds for CBI investigation made mandatory.
- Asian Tribune -