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In 2019, who became the first Lokpal of India?
1. Pinaki Chandra Ghose
2. T.S. Thakur
3. Rajinder Sachchar
4. Rajinder Singh

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Pinaki Chandra Ghose

The correct answer is Pinaki Chandra Ghose.

  • Pinaki Chandra Ghose is currently the Lokpal of India since 23rd March 2019.
    • He is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India.
    • Pinaki Chandra Ghose is son of Late Shri Justice Sambhu Chandra Ghose, former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.
    • A lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or body of ombudsman who represent the public interest in the Republic of India.
    • The Lokpal has jurisdiction over central government to inquire into allegations of corruption against its public functionaries and for matters connected to corruption.
    • The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013 with amendments in parliament, following the Jan Lokpal movement led by Anna Hazare in 2011.
    • The Lokpal is responsible for enquiring into corruption charges at the national level while the Lokayukta performs the same function at the state level.

  • Justice T. S. Thakur was the 43rd Chief Justice of India.
    • His tenure was from 3rd December 2015 to 4th January 2017.
  • Rajinder Sachchar was an Indian lawyer and a former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

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