New Delhi: The Select Committee report on Lokpal Bill was on Friday tabled in the Rajya Sabha amid much uproar over the issues of FDI and CAG report on 2G spectrum allocation. Later the House was adjourned till 2:30 pm.

The bill was tabled amidst ruckus created by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members who were demanding reservation in promotion.

The Select Committee on Lokpal Bill has recommended delinking creation of Lokayuktas in states from the central bill.
After its passage in the Lok Sabha last year, the bill faced opposition hurdles in the Rajya Sabha on various provisions, following which it was referred to the Select Committee. The panel, which was to submit its report during the monsoon session, adopted it on November 19.
The Department of Personnel and Training, which piloted the bill, will have to approach the Union Cabinet on the recommendations made by the committee.
Once the bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha, it will travel back to the Lok Sabha for approval of the amended version.
Despite suggestions by the Law Ministry during depositions before the Committee suggesting 'insulation' to officials of the PMO, the Committee, headed by Satyavrat Chaturvedi, has not recommended any changes.
The Prime Minister, who is sought to be covered by the proposed law, is, however, exempted from the ambit of Lokpal on issues of external and internal security, atomic energy, international relations and public order.
The Select Committee is learnt to have not recommended any change in the provision relating to "reservation". The original provision said 'not less than 50 percent of the members of Lokpal would be from SC, ST, OBC, minorities and women.
The Committee's report said "these provisions merely aim at providing representation to the diverse sections of the society in the institution of Lokpal..."and only indicates "the quantum of representation and not reservation".


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