What is the aim of Lokpal?

The word “Lokpal” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Loka” meaning people and “Pala” meaning protector or caretaker. Together it means “protector of people”. The aim of passing such a law is to eradicate corruption at all levels of the Indian polity. The Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013 seeks to provide for the establishment of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayukta for States to inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries and for related matters. The Act extends to the whole of India, including Jammu & Kashmir and is applicable to “public servants” within and outside India. 

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