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Who is the first Lokpal of our country?
1. Justice Subodh Rana
2. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose
3. Justice Balakrishnan
4. Justice H. S. Dattu

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose

The correct answer is Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose.

  • Since 23 March 2019, Pinaki Chandra Ghose is currently the Lokpal of India.
  • Pinaki Chandra Ghose is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India.
  • Prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court, Pinaki had served as Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • A Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority that represents the public interest in the Republic of India. 
  • The Lokpal has jurisdiction to inquire into allegations of corruption against its public functionaries and for matters connected to corruption over the central government.
  • Following the Jan Lokpal movement led by Anna Hazare in 2011, The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed with amendments in parliament in 2013.

  • The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Bill, 2016
    • It enables the leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha to be a member of the selection committee in absence of a recognized leader of the opposition. 
    • It also amended section 44 of the 2013 Act.

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