SC asks GOI to appoint Lokpal at the earliest

SC asks GOI to appoint Lokpal at the earliest


New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Union government to appoint Lokpal at the earliest.NGO, Common Cause, had filed a plea seeking immediate appointment of the anti-corruption ombudsman that can bring under its scrutiny the high and mighty in the executive of the nation.

The bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, also comprised Justice Ms R Banumathi.NGO, Common Cause, had filed the petition through its lawyer, Prashant Bhushan seeking immediate appointment of the Lokpal.
"Appoint Lokpal at the earliest in connection with a plea filed by NGO, Common Cause," the division bench ruled.

Common Cause had alleged that the Union government was delaying the appointment of Lokpal.
Attorney General K Venugopal, appearing for GOI, told the bench that the Selection Committee had met on April 10 to nominate an eminent jurist.
The apex court set May 15 for the next hearing.

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