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President Ram Nath Kovind administers oath of office to Justice PC Ghose as first Lokpal

President Ram Nath Kovind administers oath of office to Justice PC Ghose as first Lokpal

| @indiablooms | 23 Mar 2019, 07:30 am

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Chairperson of Lokpal at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Ghose will be India’s first Lokpal, an anti-corruption ombudsman.

The Lokpal Act was passed by Parliament in 2013 for setting up a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in States to look into cases of corruption.

A selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked Justice (retd) P C Ghose as the country's first Lokpal. 

Image Credit: President of India Twitter

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