Lokpal

Sort of ombudsman in Indian environment

A Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or body of ombudsmen who represents the public interest in the Republic of India. The current Chairperson of Lokpal is Pinaki Chandra Ghose. The concept of an ombudsman is borrowed from Sweden. The Lokpal has jurisdiction over central government to inquire into allegations of corruption against its public functionaries and for matters connected to corruption. The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013 with amendments in parliament, following the Jan Lokpal movement led by Anna Hazare in 2011. The Lokpal is responsible for enquiring into corruption charges at the national level while the Lokayukta performs the same function at the state level.

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Hours after former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose took oath as the first Lokpal chairperson, BSP chief Mayawati said that PM Narendra Modi was forced to take this..
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Protection of Human Rights Act was enacted in 1993 by Parliament for โ€œbetter protection of human rightsโ€ and the NHRC and state human rights commissions were..
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Justice Ghose was appointed India's first Lokpal on Tuesday, more than five years after the Parliament passed the Lokpal Bill.
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Earlier in the day, the Congress alleged that top BJP leadership was paid Rs 1,800 crore by Yeddyurappa and termed it as a fit case to be looked into by the..
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Congress spokesperson Surjewala said the report by Caravan magazine cited a diary containing details of the alleged pay-offs to senior BJP leaders and it was..
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Pinaki Ghose gets the top anti-corruption post in the country.
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Former SC judge may head 9-member panel that includes judicial and non-judicial names
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Government announced that the former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal. Justice Ghose, who retired from the Supreme Court in May 2017,..
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