Cabinet approves Lokpal bill amendments

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 09:10 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved amendments to the Lokpal bill suggested by a select committee of the Rajya Sabha.

"I am happy to say THE cabinet has given the seal of approval. The select committee recommendations have broadly been accepted," Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said.

The bill, passed by the Lok Sabha, is pending in the Rajya Sabha. It was referred to a select committee of the upper house, which suggested several amendments to the bill.

The bill will now be put to vote in the Rajya Sabha.

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