Budget of the Union 2020: Lokpal obtains a budget of Rs 74 million, nominal increase for CVC

NEW DELHI: The Ombudsman has an allocation of Rs 74 Rs, while a nominal increase has been allocated to the Central Surveillance Commission for the monitoring of probity (2020-21).

The Lokpal received Rs 101.29 rupees for the current fiscal year that has been revised to Rs 18.01 rupees.

A total of Rs 74.7 million was allocated to the Lokpal for the next fiscal year, according to the Union Budget presented on Saturday by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The provision is for expenses related to the establishment and construction of the Lokpal, which is working from a five star hotel here.

Live plus The anti-corruption ombudsman has been operating since March last year with the appointment of its president and eight members. One of its members, Justice (retired) D B Bhosale resigned last month.

The Lokpal and Act, 2013, establishes the establishment of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayuktas for the states to investigate allegations of corruption against public officials.

The CVC has been allocated 39 million rupees for 2020-21, compared to the 36.65 million rupees reviewed for the current fiscal year. The provision is for secretarial expenses of the Commission.