We must apply our mind before coming to any conclusion. Before deciding, why should I support Jan Lok Pal Bill proposed by movement called “India against Corruption”, we should read carefully provisions of the Lokpal Bill tabled by the elected government. In present Lok Sabha, on 26th August 2010, our elected government, tabled this bill with nomenclature of “The Public Interest Disclosure And Protection To Persons Making The Disclosures Bill, 2010.” The bill seek redressed of all complaints against corruptions and protection of whistle – blowers.
Here, I have done a critical study of the bill introduced by our elected government.
CLAUSE AS PER GOVT. BILL MY VIEWS
1 (3) The Act will come into force only when notify. Since 1969, our various governments could not bring this Act into final shape. Now, who knows, when this bill will be passed in Loksabha, Rajyasabh, get accent from President of India and when will be notified. Then, these notifications will also be in pieces.
2 (b) No mention of Lokayuta and Lokpal. But some Competent Authority or Central Vigilance Commission.
3 (1) Proviso give protection to corrupts of following categories:
a. Armed Forces
b. Police, para-military
c. Intelligence Agency
This protection is blanket one, without any reasonable grounds. Given this, Bofors, Coffin (Kargil war wale) and other like scams could not be disclosed by a person of armed forces involving senior army officers.
I do not think, any such protection is required. Yes, for our national security concerns, only “Competent Authority” in Centre may deal with these complaints in camera.