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Which of the following is not Member of the Selection Committee for Lokpal?


1. Prime Minister
2. Speaker of the lower house
3. Leader of the opposition of the upper house
4. Chief Justice of India

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Leader of the opposition of the upper house

The correct answer is Leader of the opposition of the upper house.

  • Leader of the opposition of the upper house is not Member of the Selection Committee for Lokpal.

  • The Selection Committee for the Lokpal
    • The Selection Committee for the Lokpal shall comprise of:
      • The Prime Minister (Chief Minister in state case)
      • Speaker of the Lower House
      • Leaders of the Opposition of the Lower House 
      • The Chief Justice of India (Chief Justice of the High Court) or a judge of the Supreme Court nominated by hiM
      • An eminent jurist nominated by the President (Governor)
      • The Bill makes it mandatory for the Selection Committee to constitute a search committee of at least seven members. 
      • At least 50% of the members shall be from among SC, ST, OBC, women or minority communities.
      • The Selection Committee may consider a candidate other than one recommended by the Search Committee.   

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  • The Lokpal Act of 2013:
    • The Act allows setting up of anti-corruption ombudsman called Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta at the State-level.
  • Composition: 
    • The Lokpal consists of a Chairperson and eight members.
    • Four of the judicial members have been former Chief Justices of different High Courts 
    • The four non-judicial members have been from All India Services/Central Services.
  • First Chairperson of the Lokpal:
    • Shri Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, who is a former Judge of Supreme Court of India and was a sitting member of the National Human Rights Commission.

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