more-news

President gives assent to Lokpal Bill

New Delhi, Jan 1 : The New Year's day Wednesday saw President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill for setting up of an ombudsman.


The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Dec 17 and thed Lok Sabha the following day. It was forwarded to Rashtrapati Bhavan for the president's assent.

The president has signed the Lokpal Bill, presidential house sources said.

The Lok Sabha secretariat sent a copy of the bill to the law ministry on Tuesday evening with the signature of Speaker Meira Kumar. It was then forwarded to Rashtrapati Bhavan for the president's signature.

The movement for a Lokpal bill got steam after the agitation launched by social activist Anna Hazare. Earlier, he had voiced disapproval over the initial draft. He gave his thumbs up to the Lokpal bill during his recent fast in Ralegan-Siddhi in Maharashtra.

The ruling Congress had made a fervent appeal to political parties to pass the bill during the winter session of parliament.

--IANS (Posted on 01-01-2014)

more-news headlines

N.D. Tiwari not to contest from Nainital

Cloudy Wednesday in Delhi

Muslim clerics: Congress slams BJP

Kumar Vishvas files nomination papers

Court grants interim bail to BSP MP Dhananjay Singh

Congress has fielded a candidate who is yet to come out of childhood: Modi

Petitioner Laya Mehndi: Court has granted much needed civil rights to transgenders

Rajnath Singh meets Muslim clerics to garner support

STF arrests ex-OSD of MP Governor for role in police recruitment scam

Grateful to SC for giving us our due: LGBT activist Lakshmi

Experts discuss new climate economy from Indian and global perspective

Indo-Pak mutual cooperation needed: Farooq Abdullah

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top