Thursday, April 7, 2011

India unites against Corruption!

As Anna Hazare fasts for India, for our rights, I feel it is unjust to put up any posts for food on my blog. I am with you Anna, as you unite Indians against in your battle against corruption!

From the Facebook page of the event-

Shri Anna Hazare has announced an indefinite fast demanding the government to implement Jan LOKPAL bill. IAC Chapters in 100s of cities are organizing fasts in solidarity.

IAC Bangalore will organize the fast starting April 5th. We invite you to join us. You can join on any one day (between 5th and 10th) at Freedom Park. If you cannot observe fast, do visit the venue and support us. If you are unable to visit us, you can observe fast wherever you are.

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Indians, wherever you are, let everyone know abt the Jan Lokpal Bill, show your support online and in person. 

Check the salient features of the Jan Lokpal Bill- from

Drafted by Justice Santosh Hegde, Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal, this Bill has been refined on the basis of feedback received from public on website and after series of public consultations. It has also been vetted by and is supported by Shanti Bhushan, J M Lyngdoh, Kiran Bedi, Anna Hazare etc. It was
sent to the PM and all CMs on 1st December. However, there is no response.

1. An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each state will be set up

2. Like Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence their investigations.

3. Cases against corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore: Investigations in any case will have to be completed in one year. Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.

4. The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be recovered at the time of conviction.

5. How will it help a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will impose financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as
compensation to the complainant.

6. So, you could approach Lokpal if your ration card or passport or voter card is not being made or if police is not registering your case or any other work is not being done in prescribed time. Lokpal will have to get it done in a month’s time. You could also report any case of corruption to Lokpal like ration being siphoned off, poor quality roads been constructed or panchayat funds being siphoned off. Lokpal will have to complete its investigations in a year, trial will be over in next one year and the guilty will go to jail within two years.

7. But won’t the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal members? That won’t be possible because its members will be selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory process.

8. What if some officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire functioning of Lokpal/ Lokayukta will be completely transparent. Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal shall be investigated and the officer dismissed within two months.

9. What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? CVC, departmental vigilance and anticorruption branch of CBI will be merged into Lokpal. Lokpal will have complete powers and machinery to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician.

JAN LOKPAL BILL will act as deterrent and instill fear against corruption

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