New Delhi: Amid much resentment over present contour of the Lokpal Bill, the Central government is planning to bring Prime Minister under the ambit of Lokpal by introducing certain stringent conditions. Besides, CBI and Group C employees will not be put under the purview of Lokpal.

With the amendments made in the proposed draft, the procedure to file case against the PM would not be an easy task. In order to lodge an FIR against the PM, the Lokpal would require three-fourth majority. Out of nine members in Lokpal bench, seven members have to agree for filing graft case against the Prime Minister.

In order to take action against the Lokpal for any wrong doings, the Member of Parliament has been given rights to bring an impeachment against him. At least 100 Members of Parliament (MPs) will have to stitch consensus over it.

Surprisingly, investigative agency and Group C workers should be under the purview of Lokpal as demanded by Team Anna. After difference of opinion in all-party meeting, the leaders are of the view that CBI director shall be appointed by the Prime Minister, leader of Opposition and Lokpal. However, Lokpal would not be authorized to keep a close tab on the activities of the investigative agency.

Meanwhile, Group C will be monitored by the Central Vigilance Commissioner. The proposal to give 50 percent reservation to SC/ST, OBC and women has also been mentioned in the draft bill prepared by the Centre.

Remarkably, the government is planning to extend the winter session of Parliament till December 29 to get the Lokpal Bill passed in both the Houses.

JPN/Bureau