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Lokpal Bill gets President's nod

New Delhi: The much-awaited Lokpal Bill today got the assent from President Pranab Mukherjee, providing for creation of an anti-graft watchdog which will bring under its purview even the Prime Minister with certain safeguards.The Bill
PTI January 02, 2014 11:28 IST
PTI
New Delhi: The much-awaited Lokpal Bill today got the assent from President Pranab Mukherjee, providing for creation of an anti-graft watchdog which will bring under its purview even the Prime Minister with certain safeguards.

The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on December 17 and by the Lok Sabha the next day.

The Lok Sabha secretariat had yesterday sent to the Law Ministry a copy of the Bill which has been signed by Speaker Meira Kumar. The Bill was then forwarded to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the President's assent, official sources said.

The President has signed the Lokpal Bill, the sources said.