Cabinet to decide on anti-graft ordinance

The Union Cabinet is likely to decide on promulgating an ordinance on six anti-corruption bills, which are considered as dear to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, as they could not be passed in the recently concluded Parliament session.

The Cabinet, which is schedule to meet on Wednesday, will take up the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, the Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Grievance Redressal Bill, the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organisations Bill, the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, the Public Procurement Bill, 2012 and Whistleblower Bill for discussion.

“Though the Whistleblower Bill was passed by Parliament it needed some amendments for which an ordinance would be brought,” government sources told Deccan Herald.

As Congress is being cornered by its opponents in connection with several scams, the party wants to pitch in these bills along with the Lokpal and the RTI Act to fight the perception of a government steeped in scams, as it campaigns for the upcoming polls.

The Congress  also wanted to give credit to Rahul for trying to clear laws that will check corruption.

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