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Tag: Lokpal

Justice Pinaki Ghose takes oath as first Lokpal of India

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Lokpal chairperson. “The oath was administered at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” according to an official statement. Justice Ghose, the former Supreme Court judge, was on March 19 appointed as the country’s first Lokpal, the […]

Selection committee recommends two members of Lokayukta in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Lokayukta selection committee headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has selected two names- one judicial, another non-judicial as the members of the panel. The names of the members have been recommended to the Governor of Odisha for approval. “A total of five members- two judicial and three non-judicial will be included as […]

Ex-SC judge Justice P.C. Ghose to be India's 1st Lokpal

New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India. His name was finalised and recommended by the Selection Committee comprising of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, eminent jurist Mukul Rohatgi. Leader of Opposition […]

If Lokpal implemented, PM would be accused No. 1: Veerappa Moily

New Delhi: The government is not implementing the Lokpal Bill only to protect Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who “perhaps” would be the “number one accused” in Rafale fighter jets deal, the Congress said on Monday. During the discussion on Interim Budget 2019-20, Congress leader Veerappa Moily said the government’s defence allocation is only one-fifth of […]

Opposition slams Odisha government over Lokayukta, Lokpal

Bhubaneswar:  Leader of Opposition Narasingha  Mishra today lashed out at the Odisha government in the Assembly over constitution of Lokayukta and Lokpal. Mishra alleged that the state government lied to the Supreme Court about a notification on Lokayukta published on January 16, 2015. “If a notification has been issued on January 16, 2015 to implement […]

Anna begins indefinite fast for Lokpal

New Delhi: Nearly seven years after Anna Hazare went on a hunger strike demanding the setting up of a Lokpal to probe corruption cases, the social activist on Friday once again sat on an indefinite hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan here pressing for the demand. Hazare reached Ramlila Maidan where thousands of his supporters have […]

Wrote 32 letters to Modi, got no reply: Hazare

Khajuraho : Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said he had written 32 letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including 10 on the Lokpal and issues related to farmers and agricultural land, but received not a single reply. “I did not receive any reply despite writing consistently to the Prime Minister. So, I wrote in […]

Supreme Court
Lokpal law as it stands is workable legislation: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Lokpal law as it stands today is “workable” and there is no “justification” to hold it back till the proposed amendments are effected. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha also dismissed another plea seeking privacy of the Chief Justice of India […]

Lokpal chief, members appointment likely by this month-end

The chairperson and members of anti-corruption body Lokpal may be appointed by this month-end as government has decided not to withdraw the advertisement seeking nominations for these posts despite a demand from BJP