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Title:
INSTITUTION OF LOKPAL IN PUNJAB: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

Authors:
Gurdeep Singh

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Gurdeep Singh
Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

MLA 8
Singh, Gurdeep. "INSTITUTION OF LOKPAL IN PUNJAB: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1372-1380, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=96. Accessed 2018.
APA
Singh, G. (2018, April). INSTITUTION OF LOKPAL IN PUNJAB: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(4), 1372-1380. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=96
Chicago
Singh, Gurdeep. "INSTITUTION OF LOKPAL IN PUNJAB: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 4 (April 2018), 1372-1380. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=96.

References
[1]. Gupta, Vijay Kumar. 2011. Jan Lokpal: Indian Anti-Corruption Movement. New Delhi: MD Publicaitons.
[2]. Jain, Mhavir Prasad. 1970. Lokpal: Ombudsman in India. New Delhi: Academic Books.
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[4]. Yadav, Satishchander. 2014. Culture of Corruption in India. New Delhi: Orient Waterman Publication.

Abstract:
The present study is an attempt to examine the powers, functions and contribution of the institution of the Lokpal in the Punjab state of India. The study depicts that the institution of Lokpal was constituted in the state for curbing corruption, inefficiency and abuse of power at the level of ministers and higher bureaucracy. But unfortunately, the Lokpal in Punjab has failed to achieve its purpose and mission for which it was formulated. Lack of independent and autonomous structuring, and dearth of any practical powers to investigate and penalize the accused prove the institution of Lokpal in Punjab as a watchdog without real teeth.