10 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Prelims and Mains focus: about the Lokpal Act of 2013; the office of Lokpal and Lokayukta: composition, ambit and powers
News: Lokpal member Justice Dilip B. Bhosale (retd.) has resigned from his post citing personal reasons.
Background: The govt. had appointed the Lokpal last year
The Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of 2013:
Who can become the Chairperson?
The person who is to be appointed as the chairperson of the Lokpal should be either of the following:
Who can become a member?
Who cannot become the chairperson?
The following persons cannot become chairperson of Lokpal:
MPs and MLAs Persons convicted of any offense involving moral turpitude Less than 45 years of age, Members of Panchayats or Municipality, A person who was removed or dismissed from the public service, A person who holds any office of trust / profit; if so, he would need to resign from Lokpal. A person who is affiliated to a political party carries on some business / profession; if so, he would need to quit some business.
Term of Office:
Ambit of the Lokpal:
Is Lokpal subjected to the law itself?
Source: The Hindu
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