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Justice P C Ghose appointed maiden Lokpal of India, Members Lokpal also appointed

Mar 20th, 2019 1:17 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

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(THE NEWSMAN OF INDIA)
New Delhi: Government of India has appointed the Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.

The appointment has come through five years after the Lokpal Act was notified for effecting a panel of ombudsmen to look into cases of corruption and maladministration by public servants.

A selection committee, comprising the Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India , Lok Sabha Speaker and an eminent jurist, finalised Justice Ghose’s name in a meeting last week after the Supreme Court set a deadline.

Former Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) chief Archana Ramasundaram, ex-Maharashtra Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain, Mahender Singh and Indrajeet Prasad Gautam have been appointed as non-judicial members of Lokpal, according to an official communique.

Justices Dilip B Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari and Ajay Kumar Tripathi have been appointed as judicial members in the anti-corruption ombudsman, the statement by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

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