11 months after the Lokpal was constituted for complaints of corruption cases against government employees including the Prime Minister, the government issued a complaint filing format. Information to this effect has been given in the order of the Ministry of Personnel. According to the order, all complaints of corruption must be submitted on non-judicial stamp paper along with the affidavit.
Along with this, other information has to be given according to the format. It said that giving a false or fraudulent complaint would be considered a punishable offense and could be punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh. Complaints can usually be filed electronically in English.
If an e-complaint is given, then its hard copy will have to be submitted to the Lokpal within 15 days of the complaint. If the complaint is not given by law, the complaint received electronically will not be considered as Lokpal. Apart from this, the Lokpal will also accept complaints on all 22 languages included in the Eighth Schedule including Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Maithili, Assamese.