New Delhi: The Delhi Lokpal bill will be vetted by the central government before it is enacted, a highly-placed source in the union law ministry said on Thursday.


People protest for a strong Lokpal Bill at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Pic: MiD DAY

"The Delhi government has been advised that before the Lokpal bill is enacted, it has to go first to the Lt. Governor and vetted and cleared by the union government," the source said.

The Delhi cabinet Monday

cleared the draft of the anti-graft Delhi Lokpal Bill, 2014, according to which an independent probe can be initiated against government employees, ranging from the chief minister to a peon.

The anti-corruption legislation was one of the major poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party.