Ex-SC judge PC Ghosh takes oath as first Lokpal of India
NH BureauSaturday, 23 March 2019 01:35:58 PM55 seconds
Ex-top court judge PC Ghosh on Saturday took oath as the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India just days before the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind administered him the oath of office at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
Justice Ghosh was appointed as the first Lokpal by a panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi weeks after the February-end deadline set by the Supreme Court.
As a Lokpal, he has the power to probe into allegations of corruption against sitting and former ministers and parliamentarians. His appointment comes five years after the Lokpal Act was approved by the President on January 1, 2014.
President Kovind administered the Oath of Office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Chairperson, Lokpal, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan pic.twitter.com/flXLRbjWjg