Reportedly, the government is planning to bring changes in the Lokpal Act. According to a CNN-IBN report, the Department of Personnel and Training is making changes in the rules on the mandate of the Lokpal search committee.
The government is also planning to include people from outside the list provided by the DoPT.
As per existing rules, an eight-member search committee is tasked to draw up a panel of persons for consideration by the selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal.
These persons have to be chosen from among the panel provided by the DoPT, the rules say.
As per the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, every public servant shall make a declaration of his assets and liabilities.
A form for filing of such returns by a government officer has been designed and rules in this regard have been sent to the Law Ministry for its comments, the sources said.
The government has made it clear that Lokpal Act is important to curb corruption
(With PTI inputs)