Lokpal

Timelines
Lokpal pays Rs. 50L/month rent in Delhi's luxury hotel: RTI

01 Dec 2019

Lokpal pays Rs. 50L/month rent in Delhi's luxury hotel: RTI

Since it was set up in March earlier this year, the country's first anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal lacks a permanent office.

India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

20 Mar 2019

India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

After years of delay, India got its first Lokpal on Tuesday as President Ram Nath Kovind appointed its chief and eight other members.

Fasting Anna Hazare says BJP 'used him' in 2014

04 Feb 2019

Fasting Anna Hazare says BJP 'used him' in 2014

Activist Anna Hazare, whose fast entered the sixth day on Monday, said the Bharatiya Janata Party 'used him' in 2014 and his agitation helped the saffron party come to power.

Anna to return Padma Bhushan if Lokpal demands aren't met

04 Feb 2019

Anna to return Padma Bhushan if Lokpal demands aren't met

Days after he launched a hunger strike demanding implementation of the The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, social crusader Anna Hazare has now said that he will return his Padma Bhushan if his demands aren't met by February 8.

Anna Hazare begins hunger strike demanding Lokpal formation

30 Jan 2019

Anna Hazare begins hunger strike demanding Lokpal formation

On Wednesday, social activist Anna Hazare began a fast at his village of Ralegan Siddhi, demanding the formation of a Lokpal at the Central level and Lokayuktas at the state level.

Hazare cancels proposed hunger strike, says government took certain steps

02 Oct 2018

Hazare cancels proposed hunger strike, says government took certain steps

Social activist Anna Hazare today put off his proposed hunger strike over various demands including the appointment of Lokpal, saying the government had taken certain steps that had shown a "ray of hope".

8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal

28 Sep 2018

8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal

On Thursday, the government constituted an eight-member search panel for Lokpal.

File affidavit within 10-days for appointing Lokpal: SC to Center

02 Jul 2018

File affidavit within 10-days for appointing Lokpal: SC to Center

The Supreme Court bench comprising justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi asked the central government to file an affidavit within 10 days giving details of the steps which are likely to be taken for appointing the anti-graft ombudsman Lokpal in the country.

Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi appointed eminent jurist in Lokpal panel

15 May 2018

Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi appointed eminent jurist in Lokpal panel

Senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointment of the Lokpal, the Centre told the Supreme Court today.

Anna Hazare is back in Delhi with his anti-corruption protest

23 Mar 2018

Anna Hazare is back in Delhi with his anti-corruption protest

Seven years after his hunger strike shook the then UPA government, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is back at Delhi's iconic Ramlila Maidan.

Lokpal-meet: Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge rejects PM Modi's 'special invite'

01 Mar 2018

Lokpal-meet: Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge rejects PM Modi's 'special invite'

Congress and BJP are now trading punches on the issue of appointing a Lokpal.

Lokpal: SC gives go-ahead for appointments without leader of opposition

28 Apr 2017

Lokpal: SC gives go-ahead for appointments without leader of opposition

Dismissing the Centre's arguments, the SC gave a go-ahead to the Lokpal Committee to appoint members despite the absence of a leader of opposition.

Lokpal: SC raps Centre over delay in appointment

27 Apr 2017

Lokpal: SC raps Centre over delay in appointment

The SC rapped the Centre for delay in appointment of Lokpal, saying there was no justification for it.

SC gives Govt an ultimatum on Lokpal

24 Nov 2016

SC gives Govt an ultimatum on Lokpal

The Supreme Court said yesterday that in the event the central government fails to amend the Lokpal Act to facilitate selection of Lokpal chairperson, the SC would act on its own.