The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Dilip Kumar appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in office of Lokpal

Published: May 4, 2019

Dilip Kumar, a 1995-batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre, has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal. He has been appointed for a period of six months on additional charge basis or till a new incumbent joins the post. It is perhaps the first official appointment of a ..

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P C Ghose named as India’s first anti-corruption ombudsman

Published: March 18, 2019

Former Supreme Court judge and current member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been named as the India’s first Lokpal (anti-corruption ombudsman). The Lokpal Act, which was passed in 2013 after a nationwide anti-corruption movement, provides for setting up of Lokpal at the centre and Lokayuktas in the States to ..

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Ranjana Prakash Desai to head of Lokpal search panel to select members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal

Published: January 30, 2019

On 29th January, the 8-member Lokpal search panel hold its first meeting to select members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, is understood to have discussed modalities related to the appointments of the chief and members of Lokpal. The meeting comes days after the Supreme Court ..

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Ranjana Prakash Desai Committee to recommend chairperson and members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal

Published: September 28, 2018

The Union government has recently constituted an 8-member Lokpal Search Committee under the Chairmanship of former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The committee has former chief of State Bank of India (SBI) Arundhati Bhattacharya, Prasar Bharati chairperson A Surya Prakash and ISRO ..

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Supreme Court pulls up government over delay in appointing Lok Pal

Published: November 24, 2016

The Supreme Court has condemned the union government over the delay in appointing an Ombudsman or Lokpal. The appointment of Lok Pal has not happened despite the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 received Presidential assent as early as January 1, 2014. The union government has conveyed that it could not appoint Lok Pal as the ..

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