Top cabinet ministers hold consultations on Lokpal

NEW DELHI: Top ministers in the Modi Government, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today discussed issues related to operationalisation of proposed anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal.

The meeting came after the Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Lokpal Act was a “workable piece of legislation” and that it was not justifiable to keep it pending.

The meeting, which was held at Singh’s North Block office, was also attended by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, official sources said.

“Some issues related to operationalisation of Lokpal were discussed during the meeting,” a source said.

The previous UPA Government had introduced a bill in Parliament seeking setting up anti-graft body Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants. (AGENCIES)

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