18 December 2013 Current Affairs

Lok Sabha Passed The Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011

Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 was passed by the Lok Sabha on 18 December . Earlier, the Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 17 December after some amendments. The most prominent of a clutch of anti-graft legislations on the anvil, the Lokpal bill seeks to establish a Lokpal at the central level and asks states to establish Lokayuktas within a year’s time from the date of notification of the law. The format of the Lokayukta will be left to the state assemblies to decide.

Puneet Kumar is new Secretary General of AEPC
Puneet Kumar, a Kerela cadre IAS officer has been appointed as the Secretary General of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC). Apparel Export Promotion Council is the apex body for apparel exports in the country. The post was vacant since April 2012. Amarendra Sahoo was the last secretary general.He is a 1993 batch officer and a graduate in mechanical engineering .He has worked in different capacities in departments like revenue, technical education, excise and agriculture in Kerala.

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