"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." – Albert Einstein

Why Lokpal Bill is needed


Existing System System Proposed by civil society
No politician or senior officer ever goes to jail despite huge evidencebecause Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) and CBI directly come under the government. Before starting investigation or initiating prosecution in any case, they have to take permission from the same bosses, against whom the case has to be investigated. Lokpal at centre and Lokayukta at state level will be independent bodies. ACB and CBI will be merged into these bodies. They will have power to initiate investigations and prosecution against any officer or politician without needing anyoneⳠpermission. Investigation should be completed within 1 year and trial to get over in next 1 year. Within two years, the corrupt should go to jail.
No corrupt officer is dismissed from the job because Central Vigilance Commission, which is supposed to dismiss corrupt officers, is only an advisory body. Whenever it advises government to dismiss any senior corrupt officer, its advice is never implemented. Lokpal and Lokayukta will have complete powers to order dismissal of a corrupt officer. CVC and all departmental vigilance will be merged into Lokpal and state vigilance will be merged into Lokayukta.
No action is taken against corrupt judges because permission is required from the Chief Justice of India to even register an FIR against corrupt judges. Lokpal & Lokayukta shall have powers to investigate and prosecute any judge without needing anyoneⳠpermission.
Nowhere to go – People expose corruption but no action is taken on their complaints. Lokpal & Lokayukta will have to enquire into and hear every complaint.
There is so much corruption within CBI and vigilance departments. Their functioning is so secret that it encourages corruption within these agencies. All investigations in Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be transparent. After completion of investigation, all case records shall be open to public. Complaint against any staff of Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be enquired and punishment announced within two months.
Weak and corrupt people are appointed as heads of anti-corruption agencies. Politicians will have absolutely no say in selections of Chairperson and members of Lokpal & Lokayukta. Selections will take place through a transparent and public participatory process.
Citizens face harassment in government offices. Sometimes they are forced to pay bribes. One can only complaint to senior officers. No action is taken on complaints because senior officers also get their cut. Lokpal & Lokayukta will get public grievances resolved in time bound manner, impose a penalty of Rs 250 per day of delay to be deducted from the salary of guilty officer and award that amount as compensation to the aggrieved citizen.
Nothing in law to recover ill gotten wealth. A corrupt person can come out of jail and enjoy that money. Loss caused to the government due to corruption will be recovered from all accused.
Small punishment for corruption- Punishment for corruption is minimum 6 months and maximum 7 years. Enhanced punishment – The punishment would be minimum 5 years and maximum of life imprisonment.

One response

  1. Satyaprasad maddipati

    Dear Sri members,

    Here i am expressing my solution to the problems like Eradication of corruption, Control of Fake currency, Hawala transactions, Inflation, Financial Crimes, Thefts, Goondaism, Bringing back our Indian depositors currency from Swiss Bank
    (govt estimated currency declared in press RS 1,45,000 CRORES in Swiss Bank),and improvement in circulation of currency in the country.
    SOLUTION;-( DEMONETIZE) CANCELLATION OF THE PRESENT SERIES OF CURRENCY AND LEGALISE THE BLOCK MONEY BY LEGISLATURE AND PARLIAMENT.
    AND ALOW ALL INDIANS ,NRI S ,TO GET BACK BLOCK MONEY OR ANY TYPE LIKE HAWALA ACCOUNTS ETC, WITHOUT PUNISHING ANYBODY OR PUBLICISING OR PENALISING OR DISCLOSING NAMES OF SWISS BANK HOLDERS, OR ANY OTHERS , LEGALISE AS ONE TIME SETTLEMENT.
    AND FURTHER RS 10,000/-PER MONTH PER INDIVIDUAL ONLY ALLOWED TO TRANSACT BY
    CASH. AND BELOW RS1000/- VALUED ITEMS ONLY BY CASH ALL OTHER TRANSACTIONS THROUGH BANK CHEQUES OR CREDIT,DEBIT, CARDS ONLY.
    Our country s population as per 2011 cences 1250 crores. if the government deposit on individual account of every citizen as social security deposit,the amount of RS 2 crores each, total deposit equals to RS2500 crores.
    On this individual deposit gets RS 2 lacks per month as interest. that amount can be spent as individuals Free education, life health, insurance coverage,old age pension ,unemployment Aid,corps insurance, etc.
    Please think and ask our MPs,econamissts and all intellectuals to raise the issue to debate.
    MSPrasad 9494863353 mspjublee@gmail.com.

    July 13, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s