PM final authority on Lokpal, anti-corruption measures

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Aug 20 2014, 07:59am hrs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide on all matters relating to Lokpal, CVC and anti-corruption legislation under newly-formed delegation of powers on works handled by the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions.

The PM, who is also the Cabinet minister for the ministry, will have a final say in major policy issues relating to Right to Information (RTI) and constitution of a new all India service.

The ministry has come out with an internal delegation of powers for final disposal of cases dealt by it. A note carrying details of work and final authority for its disposal has been circulated by the Department of Personnel and Training, among the ministry officials.

The matters relating to CBI including grant of permission for filing extradition proceedings, framing of recruitment rules for Group 'A' posts in the agency, deputation of its officers of the rank of DIG and above to other organisations will be disposed at the level of minister of state, said the note.

The Prime Minister will be deciding on disciplinary cases against IAS and Central Secretariat Service officers, Grade I and above, and Group' A' officers in CBI.

The appeals filed by these officers and cases relating to their sanction for prosecution will be disposed at the level of PM, it said.