Thursday, August 25, 2011

Comparison of Government's Lokpal (Government-appointed Ombudsman) and Jan Lokpal (People's Ombudsman)

Here's a comparison of Government's Lokpal and Jan Lokpal of Anna Hazare. I received this as I was walking to Victoria Terminus after finishing work. It's only now that I read it. Decide for yourself who is right and who is wrong. 

As for me, I am still confused about who is in the right and who is in the wrong. For me it's a big grey area, though I once used to read and correct legal documents. Can someone redraft the gobbledygook without all those legalese? Only then would most people (like me) would understand. I find most Government document tedious, with a tendency to obfuscate. 

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2 comments:

shree said...

There is no doubt that govt bill is weak, if jan lok pal bill only investigates and not prosecutes then we got to support...

John P Matthew said...

A Lokpal without power to investigate and punish would be ineffective. In my humble opinion. It would be another powerless institution.