Monday, August 29, 2011

Proposed Jan Lokpal Law Must Be Techno Legal

The drafting of final Jan Lokpal Bill of India is pending before the Parliament Standing Committee (PSC). The task before the PSC is enormous as it has to analyse the inputs of various stakeholders and experts while suggesting the final Jan Lokpal Bill.

There are many drafts of Jan Lokpal bills that have been in circulation. Besides, there are many good suggestions from techno legal experts of India that have shown the necessity to make the proposed Jan Lokpal law techno legal in nature.

According to Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based techno legal ICT law firm Perry4Law and leading techno legal expert of India, the proposed Jan Lokpal Law of India must be Techno Legal and Technology Driven in nature.

The issues like E-Procurement, E-Banking, E-Delivery of Services, etc would bring their own share of Scams and Corrupt Practices and the same cannot be dealt with by the Jan Lokpal Law unless it is Techno Legal in nature, suggests Dalal.

So far the proposed drafts of Jan Lokpal have failed to address these crucial issues. Fortunately, the PSC on Jan Lokpal can consider the suggestions of techno legal experts of India while suggesting final bill in this regard.