Punjab Cabinet recently gave nod to Punjab Lokayukta bill 2020,which will cover all public functionaries including the chief minister. The lokpal act 2013 mandates a Lokpal for centre and a lokyaukta for each state. This news is related to topic governance off GS 2. Details about Lokpal is important for prelims, Need, significance issues with the Lokpal institutions, is important for mains.
Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority which is aimed to eradicate corruption and maladministration. The concept of anti-corruption ombudsman has been around since decades. However, Lokpal was enacted in India in 2013 and came into effect in 2014.