It is crystal clear that the Central Government is dilly-dallying to constitute a strong Lokpal. Despite its nod in the wake of mounting pressure of  the Civil Society, the Centre is shying away from making a powerful and effective ombudsman to checkmate the rampant corruption which is eating into the vitals of the country. Much to the chagrin of people, the state governments are also holding a similar posture in this context. Majority of the states have avoided giving suggestions on Lokpal. Some states have citied the alibi of shortage of time, whereas others are annoyed with the way the Centre has asked them for their feedback in this matter. Some states distanced themselves away from the issue by maintaining that they will make their opinion public only after the Lokpal draft is discussed in Parliament. Some states are of the opinoin that the issue is related to the Union Government only, but the fact remains that like the Centre, the states too have to appoint a Lokpal. It is highly shocking that out of the 28 states and seven union territories, 17 have given their suggestions, whereas only one has answered the questionnaire given to them. It has exposed the non-serious attitude of states on the issue which has galvanized the people of the country. Making the situation even worse is the fact that the sluggish move of state governments comes at a time when the people are reeling under the rampant corruption. State governments cannot be ignorant of the fact that for even a small work, common man has to give bribe, and there are several departments which have fixed rates for bribe. As some departments have to pass on the bribe to higher authorities, there has been a constant increase in the rates of bribing. Owing to which India has earned the dubious distinction of being the most corrupt country in the world.

It should be noted that despite the rampant corruption in the country, majority of the state governments are not undertaking any serious effort to control it. Such states are not even willing to follow the lines of Madhya Pradesh and Bihar which have formed Public Services Guarantee Act to save people from corruption. The state governments are well aware of the fact that even their projects of utmost priority are suffering due to the large scale corruption. Be it public welfare or development project, all are adversely affected by the corruption. Despite the deplorable condition, the state governments following the footsteps of the Centre are sitting idle over the smoldering issue. Neither do state governments want to come under the ambit of Lokpal nor do they want to make their administrative system to be accountable for any malpractices. The fact of the matter is that majority of the state governments are ignoring any initiative which aims to hold administrative machinery accountable and transparent. The lackadaisical approach of the state governments for the appointment of Information Commissioner and Information Officers at the time of implementation of Right to Information Act is no longer a hidden fact. In the wake of the irresponsible attitude of state governments, it becomes even more important that the issue of corruption which is restricted only to the Centre, should be raised on the state level as well.