Manmohan Singh hopes to introduce Lokpal Bill in Monsoon Session

April 21st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said the UPA Government hoped to introduce the anti-graft Lokpal Bill in the Monsoon Session of the Parliament beginning in July.

Addressing bureaucrats after inaugurating the Civil Services Day here, Dr. Singh said: ” A Group of Ministers is looking into the legal and administrative measures that can be taken in this regard. The group has a wide ranging mandate and I expect its recommendations to be available very soon.”

“Two bills relating to judicial accountability and protection of whistle blowers have already been introduced in Parliament,” he added.

Committing to bring more transparency in public procurement, Dr. Singh said: “We will soon ratify the United Nations Convention on Corruption to ensure that disinvestment of public utilities and allocation of public resources are done in a manner that best safeguards the interests of the asset-owning public.

He said there was a growing feeling among people that laws, systems and procedures were not effective in dealing with corruption in India.

He said there was little public tolerance for the prevailing state of affairs.

“People expect swift and exemplary action and rightly so,” he addedsaid. (ANI)

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