A Legal Analysis of the New Public Disclosure Obligations for Assets and Liabilities of Spouses and Dependent Children of Public Servants in India
10 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2014
Date Written: November 21, 2014
This short academic note analyses certain legal and constitutional implications arising out of newly mandated disclosure requirements for assets held by spouses and dependent children of public servants in India under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2014 and subsidiary rules framed thereunder. Some of the important issues examined in the note include those related to privileged nature of spousal communications, legal responsibilities of parents and guardians with respect of their wards, and potential derogation of the confidentiality of disclosures made by spouses and dependent children of public servants.
Keywords: India, Lokpal Act, Probity, Ethics Law, Administrative Law, Anti Corruption, Asset Disclosure
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