Rajnath chairs GoM meet on Lokpal Bill

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New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday chaired a meeting of Group of Ministers (GOM) to discuss issues related to Lokpal Bill.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh among others.

Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Department of Personnel and Training Secretary Sanjay Kothari, were also present during the meeting, said sources.

Sources said that the ministers discussed on various aspects of the Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha and the upper house on July this year.

The bill, an amendment of the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, allows extension of the time given to public servants and trustees and board members of NGOs, receiving government funds of more than Rs 1 crore or foreign funding of more than Rs 10 lakh, to declare their assets and those of their spouses.

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