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Govt appoints ex-judge to probe Wal-Mart lobbying activities

The union government has appointed a one-man Inquiry Committee, headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court Justice Mukul Mudgal, to inquire into reports on the US lobbying activities of Wal-Mart for access to India market. The Committee has to submit its report within three months and it is being provided administrative and functional support by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in its probe.

While appointing the Committee, the government has asked the general public to provide it with all the important information available with them on the matter. ‘Now, the Government of India is inviting all members of the public to furnish information having a bearing on the Terms of Reference including document(s), if any, within a fortnight to the Convenor, Wal-Mart Inquiry Committee,’ the Corporate Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
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