Lokpal News

Budget 2019: Lokpal gets over Rs 100 crore

In its interim budget for the ongoing fiscal presented on February 1, the government had not changed the allocation of Rs 4.29 crore for the Lokpal earmarked during 2018-19.

Short-staffed Lokpal in search of consultant

"The Lokpal is short-staffed and necessary manpower arrangement is being worked out by the government in consultation with the watchdog," an official said.


Lokpal to work from Delhi's five-star luxury hotel

The Lokpal chairperson, all of its eight members and support staff are being allocated space in the hotel premises.

Delhi Confidential: Temporary Office

They have, for now, been allotted chambers at the five-star Hotel Ashok in Chanakyapuri and given some secretarial staff there, even as officers, it is learnt, are trying to find out optional locations. 

Lokpal members to take oath of office on Wednesday

According to the rules, there is provision for a chairperson and a maximum of eight members in the Lokpal panel. Of these, four need to be judicial members.

Lokpal: The institution is useful but its design is not thought through

More importantly, what is indeed not adequately appreciated in the fierce anti-corruption debate, which will continue with greater intensity in the election season, is that this Act is only applicable to “public servants” who come within the purview of the Union of India and not the states.


Justice Pinaki Ghose sworn in as first Lokpal of India

The former Supreme Court judge's appointment comes five years after the Lokpal Act received the President’s nod on January 1, 2014.

Lokpal is in: President Kovind appoints chief, 8 members

Justice Ghose was appointed judge of the Supreme Court in March 2013 and retired in May 2017. He is currently a member of the National Human Rights Commission. The names were cleared by the Lokpal Selection Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.

Lokpal team: From top judges to experienced bureaucrats

The Indian Express takes a look at the members of the anti-corruption body.

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed India's first Lokpal

Former SSB chief Archana Ramasundaram and former Maharashtra Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain have been named non-judicial members of Lokpal.

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Supreme Court Reserves Judgment On Pleas Seeking Appointment Of Lokpal

The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas seeking the appointment of Lokpal in the country. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “We have heard the arguments of all the parties. Judgement (is) reserved.” During the hearing, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the Lokpal cannot be appointed in the […]