Justice PC Ghose is first Lokpal of India


New Delhi: Justice PC Ghose has taken oath as India’s first Lokpal of India in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

The Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi were also present at the swearing-in ceremony.

The former Supreme Court judge was appointed as the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India on March 19 by the President.

Former Maharashtra chief secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain, ex-Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) chief Archana Ramasundaram, Mahender Singh and Indrajeet Prasad Gautam were appointed as non-judicial members of Lokpal.

Justices Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari, Dilip B Bhosale, and Ajay Kumar Tripathi were named as judicial members.

The Selection Committee, comprising Prime Minister, Chief Justice Gogoi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and eminent jurist Mukul Rohatgi had finalized his name and recommended on March 17.

Justice Ghose served as former judge of the Calcutta High Court and former Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

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