What is the integrity committee?
The integrity committee has been set up as an independent committee to review and rule on complaints regarding the candidates selected by the Swaraj India Party. The committee is headed by an independent person, who is in no way connected to the party or its affairs and is not a member of the party. The ruling of the Integrity Committee is binding on Swaraj India.
Who are the members of the committee?
Ms. Anjali Bhardwaj- Chairperson (independent of the party)
Prof. Bharat Seth (independent of the party)
Mr. Ravi Chopra
Mr. Faheem Khan
Capt. Narayan Das
What is the mandate of the committee?
The mandate of the committee is to receive and rule on complaints regarding the candidates selected by the Swaraj India Party. The committee shall look into complaints regarding issues of integrity related to the 4C’s only – Character, Corruption, Communalism & Criminality.
How can a complaint be filed to the committee?
Complaints have to be filed in writing. The complaint must be on issues of integrity related to the 4C’s – Character, Corruption, Communalism & Criminality. Each complaint must be accompanied with relevant documents/material in support of the allegations contained in the complaint. The complaint may be sent by:
Registered/Speed Post/By Hand (in a sealed cover and “Integrity Committee” written on top of the envelope):
Mr. P.S. Sharda
285, Lawyers Chamber
Block 2, Delhi High Court
Sher Shah Road
All complaints sent via post or delivered by hand must be in a sealed cover and addressed to the Integrity Committee.
What should the complaint include?
Each complaint must be accompanied with relevant documents/material in support of the allegations contained in the complaint. It is recommended that the complainant provide his/her name and contact address and phone number to enable the committee to provide an opportunity of being heard to the complainant in the process of looking into a complaint. However, complaints may also be made anonymously.
What action can the committee take?
The committee can, in its ruling, direct the party to take any such action as deemed fit by the committee. The decision of the committee shall be binding.
In how much time will the committee respond?
The Committee shall endeavour to arrive at the final decision with respect to each complaint ASAP, within ten days of the same being received by the Committee.