New Delhi: Despite umpteenth loopholes in the government’s Lokpal Bill, it, if passed, would enable people to know every detail about the public servants, from Patwari to PM, and lodge complaints against them if they are found guilty for having disproportionate income. 

The ombudsman can initiate preliminary enquiry after a complaint is registered and an action will be taken against errant officials. This provision has been laid out in the 13th chapter of the Lokpal Bill which was tabled in the Parliament on Thursday.

After the implementation of the anti-graft law, all public servants would have to furnish details of their assets, including the wealth of their dependents, within 30 days, which would be made public through the website of the respective department on August 31 every year.

Team Anna has also welcomed this provision of the Lokpal Bill. Arvind Kejrival said, “It is a good move that the government has accepted our suggestion of making assets of public servants public.” But there is coherence in punishing the guilty, he added.

JPN/Bureau