However, as we have seen in the past just getting a good law to be enacted does not necessarily result in its being implemented also. The Right to Information Act, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and the Forest Rights Act are good examples of laws enacted in recent years that are not being implemented properly. The best way to sabotage a law is to not set up an adequate machinery for its implementation. Many a good law in this country suffers from this drawback as the Government just does not provide enough funds for proper implementation. So even if the Jan Lokpal bill is enacted and becomes law there is little possibility of its being implemented properly. Nevertheless, the fact that such a widespread movement has taken off and it has gained enough media attention is an encouraging sign. The political establishment has definitely been pushed onto the backfoot.
This brings us back to the eternal problem of huge amounts of money being concentrated in the hands of a few. Whether it is the politicians who control state resources or the capitalists who control the private resources, this concentration of wealth and power invariably results in the common people and especially the poor being unable to exercise their rights. The trajectory of human development is decided by just a few people on Wall Street. Even after the huge crisis that they have inflicted on the whole world they still continue to rule the roost and there is very little that the rest of the world can do about this.
Thus, while the movement for a better ombudsman legislation is welcome it will not be able to get rid of the cancer of corruption without intensive grassroots mobilisation to press for better implementation of not only this law but many others. This is a thankless task and one that has to be undertaken on a constant basis in the face of opposition from the government and the administration and the capitalist class that controls them.