Justice Pinaki Ghose takes oath as first Lokpal of IndiaPresident Ram Nath Kovind Saturday, 23rd March 2019 administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first Lokpal.
The oath was administered at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, a communique issued by the President’s office said.
Justice Ghose, a former Supreme Court judge, was Tuesday, 20th March 2019 named the country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.
Former Chief Justices of different high courts -- Justices Dilip B Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari -- besides sitting Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Ajay Kumar Tripathi were appointed as judicial members in the Lokpal.
Former first woman chief of Sashastra Seema Bal Archana Ramasundaram, ex-Maharashtra chief secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain, former IRS officer Mahender Singh and Gujarat cadre ex-IAS officer Indrajeet Prasad Gautam are the Lokpal’s non-judicial members.