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Justice Mohanty gets additional charge of Lokpal chairperson

Justice Mohanty gets additional charge of Lokpal chairpersonPradip Kumar Mohanty has been given the additional charge of Lokpal chairperson by President Ram Nath Kovind after justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose completed his term as the Lokpal chief.

  • Currently, there are six members in the Lokpal.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to justice Ghose as the Lokpal chairperson.
  • The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act envisages the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants. the act was passed in 2013.
  • President appoints a Lokpal chief and members after obtaining the recommendations of a selection committee headed by the Prime Minister and comprising the speaker of the Lok Sabha, the Leader of Opposition in the lower house, the Chief Justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court nominated by him, and an eminent jurist as recommended by the chairperson and members of the selection panel for a term of five years or until attaining the age of 70 years.

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