Govt appoints India’s first Lokpal, all you need to know about the 9 member Lokpal panel

Former Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) chief Archana Ramasundaram, ex-Maharashtra Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain, Mahender Singh, Indrajeet Prasad Gautam, Former supreme court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose, News Mobile, News Mobile India

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Tuesday appointed the country’s first Lokpal — the national anti-corruption ombudsman. This comes five years after the Lokpal Act received the President’s nod on January 1, 2014.

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, reports ANI.

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

These appointments were recommended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee and approved by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The Lokpal Act, which envisages the establishment of the anti-graft body Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants, was passed in 2013.

Provisions of the Act:

  • The Act consists of a team called Lokpal which is headed by a chairperson and consists of eight people.
  • The committee has the power to probe people having acquiring money through corrupt means.
  • All categories of public servants will fall under the Lokpal for scrunity including the Prime Minister.
  • The Indian armed forces will be exempted from the Act.

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