Former Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed First Lokpal of India

Former Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose
Former Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose

Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose  has been appointed as India’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman, according to an official communique. Appointment was  recommended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee and approved by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The Lokpal selection committee is headed by the prime minister and has as its members — the Lok Sabha Speaker, leader of the opposition in the lower house, the Chief Justice of India or a judge of the apex court nominated by him, and an eminent jurist who could be nominated by the President or any other member.

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