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The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act received the assent of the President in_________.
1. 2014
2. 2013
3. 2015
4. 2012

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 2014

The correct answer is 2014.

  • The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act received the assent of the President in 2014.
  • Lokayukta is an anti-corruption ombudsman organization in the Indian states.
  • Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority constituted at the centre.
  • The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013 with amendments in parliament.

  • It was introduced in the Parliament following the Jan Lokpal movement led by Anna Hazare in 2011
    • It was passed by Rajya Sabha on 17th December 2013.
    • It was passed by Lok Sabha on 18th December 2013.
    • The act received the assent of the President on the 1st of January 2014.
    • The Act came into force on 16th January 2014.
  • The First Chairperson of the Lokpal is Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose.

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