17 July : New Delhi: – In the matter of appointment of the Lokpal, the central government has told the Supreme Court that on July 19, the meeting of the Prime Minister’s High Power Search Committee will be held. This committee will suggest suggestions on Lokpal’s names. The Supreme Court said that it is expected that the name of the Lokpal will be finalized in the meeting. In this case, the Central Government has been ordered to file the report on Monday. The next hearing will be on July 24. Let me tell you that the Supreme Court is hearing the petition on the delay in appointment of the Lokpal. The Supreme Court has asked the central government that when will the appointment of Lokpal be? Last time the Supreme Court had asked the central government to explain the deadline for the steps taken for the appointment of the Lokpal within ten days.
The Supreme Court said that before issuing any order on this issue, he wants to listen to the Center’s favor. At the same time Venugopal of the AG said that the meeting of the Lokpal Committee is expected soon. The process is going on. During the previous hearing, advocate Shanti Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that Lokpal Bill had passed in January 2013. Four and a half years have passed. Now the time has come when the court should appoint the Lokpal using the rights under Article 142 of its constitution. Prashant Bhushan had said that the government is deliberately halting appointment.