Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to Jan Lokpal Bill

PresidentThe setting up of Lokpal Bill to check corruption in high places was given Presidential assent on Wednesday. On December 18, the Parliament passed the bill in the legislation with quite disruptions.

The assent to the Lokpal Bill is President’s first action in the new year. Their will be forming of multi-member anti-corruption ombudsman with the power to supervise CBI investigations into specific cases. The bill will look into the specific complaints and its ambit covers Prime Minister, Ministers and Senior Public Servants.

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