Endorse – “Jan Lokpal”

Janloakpal bill makes a lot of sense and it deserves more attention than the cricket.’We can win world cup in a one year preparation, but cannot pass a bill against corruption in 42 years?’ Lets join Anna Hazare in the fight against corruption Social activist Anna Hazare started his fast unto death. He is being supported by a cross-section of people in this crusade. It is time the entire country joins him in this fight against corruption.

Tuesday (April 5th), marked the inception of a mass movement against corruption with Anna Hazare, the veteran social activist, going on an indefinite fast on this historic day. A mass rally was organised at Jantar Mantar, which was attended by hundres of people, of which, many are observing fast to show their support to Anna Hazare in the crusade for the enactment of a comprehensive Jan Lokpal Bill. Hundreds of people from all over the country have joined Anna Hazare’s battle against corruption both physically and virtually. Twitter and Facebook are abuzz with support for the movement started by the activist.

Hazare, is being strongly supported by many eminent personalities such as yoga guru Baba Ramdev, spritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar, social acitivist Swami Agnivesh, former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi, noted RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal, former CEC J.M. Lyngdoh, Arch Bishop of Delhi Vincent Concessao, politician Mahmood A Madani, actor Aamir Khan, and scores of other eminent personalities.

What is jan lokpal bill?

The civil society has proposed that an institution called Lokpal be instituted at the centre and Lokayukta in each state will also be set up, completely independent of the government, to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician, if corruption charges with substantial proofs are leveled against him or her.

The investigation in any case will be completed in one year and trial should get completed in next one year, so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years. The loss that has been caused to the government by the corrupt person will be recovered at the time of conviction. The CVC, Department of Vigilance and the crime branch of CBI will be merged into Lokpal.
In any government office, if any of your work is not being done in the prescribed time such as lingering-on of your ration card etc., or any money is being siphoned off or bad quality of work is being done, you can approach Lokpal and appropriate action will be taken in very short time.

The entire functioning of Lokpal/Lokyukta will be completely transparent. Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal/Lokyukta shall be investigated and the officer will be dismissed within two months. This bill has been drafted by Justice Santosh Hedge, Advocate Prashant Bhushan and social activist Arvind Kejriwal on the basis of feedback received from public on websites and after a series of consultations. It was sent to the PM and all CMs on 1st December but there was no response.

In a summer day, when you can’t live without a glass of water this old man is fasting unto death. Now, it’s our turn to fight for our own rights. Let us join this movement. The campaign was caused due the resentment because of the following differences between the draft Lokpal Bill 2010 prepared by the government and the Jan Lokpal Bill prepared by the members of this movement, which has received huge public support.

Hazare started his career as a driver in the Indian Army. He spent his spare time reading the books of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave that inspired him to become a social worker and activist. Anna Hazare received the Padmashri award in 1990 and the Padmabhushan in 1992. He has received some more awards like Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra award, In 1989, he recived the Krishi Bhushana award , on April 15, 2008, he received the World Bank’s 2008 Jit Gill Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service. “He created a thriving model village in Ralegan Siddhi, in Maharashtra state, and championed the right to information and the fight against corruption.