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Who is Lokayukta of Madhya Pradesh at present?
1. N.K. Gupta
2. U.C. Maheshwari
3. P.V Dixit
4. Hemant Gupta

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : N.K. Gupta

The correct answer is N.K. Gupta.

  • The Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013 provided for the establishment of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayukta for States.
    • The term Lokpal and Lokayukta were coined by Dr. L. M. Singhvi.
    • Lokayukta is an anti-corruption authority or ombudsman.
    • The Lokayukta is usually a former High Court Chief Justice or former Supreme Court judge and has a fixed tenure.
    • Once appointed, Lokayukta cannot be dismissed nor transferred by the government, and can only be removed by passing an impeachment motion by the state assembly. 
  • N.K. Gupta is the present Lokayukta of Madhya Pradesh.

  • P. V. Dixit was the former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and also the former acting Governor of Madhya Pradesh. 
  • Hemant Gupta is a Judge of Supreme Court of India and is a former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. 

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