Dopt issued FAQ on Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013
FAQs with Replies/Information, In Respect of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013
Whether the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 has come into force?
Yes, vide Gazette Notification No. S.O. 119(E) dated 16-01-2014, the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014 has come into force from the said date. However, the institution of Lokpal is yet to become functional, since the Act needs some amendments, inter alia, so as to resolve certain issues relating to appointment of Chairperson and Members of Lokpal, etc. in the absence of a Leader of Opposition recognized as such in the Lok Sabha. For this purpose, a Bill has been introduced in Parliament and is currently under consideration of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice.