“In its present form, the government"s version of the lokpal bill is too weak and ineffective," social activist Anna Hazare, who was also member of the drafting committee, said. “It has a very narrow jurisdiction."
The government had constituted a drafting committee having ministers and members of NGO India Against Corruption to finalise lokpal bill but they failed to reach a consensus. After that, the ministers finalised a draft lokpal bill for the Cabinet's consideration.
Team Anna had demanded inclusion of the PM, higher judiciary and civil servants to fall under the ambit of the proposed lokpal, which the ministers did not agree.