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Who among the following became the first Lokpal of India?
1. Dilip B Bhosale
2. Pradip Kumar Mohanty
3. Pinaki Chandra Ghose
4. Ajay Kumar Tripathi

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Pinaki Chandra Ghose

The correct answer is Pinaki Chandra Ghose.

  • Pinaki Chandra Ghose became the first Lokpal of India.
    • Pinaki Chandra Ghose is currently the Lokpal of India since 23rd March 2019.
    • He is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India.

  • A Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or body of ombudsman who represents the public interest in the Republic of India.
  • The Lokpal has jurisdiction over the central government to inquire into allegations of corruption against its public functionaries and for matters connected to corruption.
  • The Lokpal is responsible for enquiring into corruption charges at the national level while the Lokayukta performs the same function at the state level.
  • The Lokpal consists of a Chairperson and eight members. Four of the judicial members have been former Chief Justices of different High Courts and the four non-judicial members have been from All India Services/Central Services.

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