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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for amending the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014) and the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946) and for introduction of a Bill in Parliament during the winter session of Parliament, on the lines of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas and other related law (Amendment) Bill, 2014 with such modifications or changes of drafting and consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary.

The proposed amendments will address some crucial deficiencies noticed in both the Acts as under:

a) as regards the composition of the Selection Committee for selection of the Chairperson and Members of Lokpal, by providing, inter alia, that when there is no Leader of Opposition In the House of the People, recognized as such, the expression "Leader of Opposition" shall include the "Leader of the Largest Party in Opposition of the Government" in the Lok Sabha;

b) for providing for qualifications for appointment of Director of Prosecution in the CBI and for his functional independence.

The proposed amendments will also address other deficiencies in the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013

The Act, as now proposed to be amended, seeks to remove the deficiencies and provide for the alternative of Leader of Single Largest Opposition Party in the Lok Sabha in the event there is no Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, for being represented on the Selection Committee for appointments of Chairperson and Members of. Lok Pal. The amendments will, inter alia, also ensure functional independence to the Director of Prosecution under the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act. The amendments seek to synchronize the provisions of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act with the existing regulating Acts, Rules and Regulations in respect of declaration of assets and liabilities by various categories of public servants and establish appropriate mechanisms to obtain and publish such information received from public servants, for the benefit of the public. The proposed amendments will, also ensure functional independence to the Director of Prosecution under the DSPE Act.

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Virtual meeting between PM Modi and PM of Cambodia
May 18, 2022
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Virtual Meeting between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting today with H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The two leaders held discussions on the entire range of bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, human resource development, defence and security, development cooperation, connectivity, post-pandemic economic recovery and people-to-people ties. They expressed satisfaction at the pace of bilateral cooperation.

PM Hun Sen emphasised the importance that Cambodia attaches to its relations with India. Prime Minister Modi reciprocated the sentiment and stressed Cambodia’s valued role in India’s Act East policy. The leaders reviewed the robust development partnership between both countries, including capacity building programmes and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation framework. Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the historical and civilizational links between the two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoration of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connect between the two countries.

Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked India for providing 3.25 lakh doses of Indian-manufactured Covishield vaccines to Cambodia under Quad Vaccine Initiative.

The two leaders complimented each other on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia being celebrated this year. As part of these celebrations, Prime Minister Modi invited His Majesty the King of Cambodia and Her Majesty Queen Mother to visit India at a mutually convenient time.

The two leaders also exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Cambodia on assuming the Chairmanship of ASEAN and assured India’s full support and assistance to Cambodia for the success of its Chairmanship.