Justice PC Ghosh, Justices Dilip Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty,
Justice PC Ghosh, Justices Dilip Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty,
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Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose confirmed as first Lokpal Chairperson

Bar & Bench

As earlier reports suggested, former Supreme Court judge, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been appointed as the country’s first Lokpal Chairperson.

As per a press communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan, President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Ghose and others to the Lokpal.

Current Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court Ajay Kumar Tripathi is one of the judicial members of the Lokpal. The other judicial members are former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Dilip Bhosale; former Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court, Justice PK Mohanty; and former Manipur High Court Chief Justice Abhilasha Kumari.

Press Release from the President of India
Press Release from the President of India

The non-judicial members include Dinesh Kumar Jain, Archana Ramasundaram, Mahender Singh, and Indrajeet Prasad Gautam.

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was elevated to the Supreme Court on March 8, 2013. After a tenure of more than four years, or 1541 days to be precise, Justice Ghose retired on May 27, 2017.

Justice Ghose enrolled at the Bar in 1976. Born to Justice SC Ghose, former Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, he went on to practise on both the original as well as the appellate side at the High Court.

He made the switch to the Bench in 1997, when he was elevated as a judge of the Calcutta High Court. He was then transferred to the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, where he became the Chief Justice in December 2012.

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