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Former SC judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed India’s first Lokpal

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday cleared the appointment of former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as first Lokpal of India.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said that the President Kovind has cleared the appointment of Justice Ghose as Chairperson and nine others as members of the Lokpal following a recommendation from the Selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Justices Dilip B Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari and Ajay Kumar Tripathi are the five judicial members in the Lokpal. The non-judicial members are Dinesh Kumar Jain, Archana Ramasundaram, Mahender Singh and Dr Indrajeet Prasad Gautam.