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

New Delhi, March 23 (GCCurrentAffairs) 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.

Via UNI-India

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