The National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI) has been involved in developing and advocating for a series of anti-corruption and accountability legislative framework to tackle corruption and arbitrary use of power in the country and ensure effective redress of grievances. The legislations include the Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, the Whistle Blowers’ Protection law and a legislation for Grievance Redress.
The Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act was passed by the Parliament in 2013 for setting up an anti-corruption ombudsman.
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Law, 2016 introduced by the government in Parliament in July 2016 and subsequently passed, fundamentally dilutes the original 2013 law as it has done away with the statutory provision to publicly disclose the assets and liabilities of spouses and dependent children of public servants. The amendments allow for the form and manner of disclosure of assets and liabilities of public servants to be prescribed by the Central government.