Lokpal search panel headless

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New Delhi: Embarrassments are nothing new to UPA II. But this time, it’s a bit too much to hide. The man heading the search for the 9-member of the Lokpal has quit. In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office, Justice K T Thomas complains that the committee he chaired “cannot make any independent search to find out the most deserving persons” but has to restrict its review to a list of candidates submitted by the central government.  

“I wonder why there should be a Search Committee at all,” he adds, pointing out that the Search Committee’s nominations can be vetoed by another Selection Committee headed by the Prime Minister. Justice Thomas retired from the Supreme Court in 2002.

Last week, noted jurist Fali Nariman refused the government’s invite to be a part of the Search Committee.

 

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