Justice P.C. Ghose to be India’s first Lokpal

Justice P.C. Ghose to be India's first Lokpal

Justice P.C. Ghose to be India’s first Lokpal

  • Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India by the Selection Committee. He is a retired judge of Supreme Court of India.

  • The selection committee consisted of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and jurist Mukul Rohatgi. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge was also a part of the committee, however, he did not attend the meeting.
  • Lokpal Act was notified on January 16, 2014 to probe cases of corruption against public servants. The act mandates for the appointment of a Lokpal (ombudsman) at the central level and Lokayuktas in states for such probes.