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Lokpal amendment Bill to miss March 25 deadline; seeks more time

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 22 March 2015, 11:12 AM

A parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal amendment Bill will miss the March 25 deadline for submission of its report and has sought more time to finalise it.

The 31-member Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, headed by Congress MP E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, is examining the Lokpal and Lokayuktas and Other Related Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on December 8 last year.

It has been mandated to examine the Bill and submit its report by March 25. However, it will not be able to give the report to the House within the deadline.

“We have sought more time from the Rajya Sabha chairman for submission of the report,” Natchiappan told PTI.

He said the committee has been examining other matters entrusted to it, including demands for grants for 2015-16 for ministries of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and Law and Justice, among others.

A meeting of the panel has been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday to decide on the demands for grants of the two ministries.

The panel has already got the views from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on the proposed changes in the anti-corruption Bill.

The committee is examining suggestions received from individuals and organisations on the proposed amendments in the legislation.

First Published: Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:06 AM
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