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Lokpal website www.lokpal.gov.in Features, Role in Fight Against Corruption

Lokpal first-ever website launched (www.lokpal.gov.in): Details, Highlights

Lokpal first-ever website (www.lokpal.gov.in) has been launched on 16th May 2019. It was launched by Chairperson Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose in presence of all the Members of Lokpal in New Delhi.

The Website has been designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). The website provides basic information with respect to the working and functioning of the Lokpal.

The Lokpal is the first institution of its kind in India established under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 to inquire and investigate into allegations of the corruption against public functionaries. 

About Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 calls for setting up Lokpal at the center and Lokayuktas at the State level.

The Lokpal is appointed by a high-level selection committee headed by Prime Minister. The Committee also consists of Lok Sabha Speaker, Leader of Opposition Party (LoP), Chief Justice of India and an eminent jurist.

The appointment of the chairperson or members of Lokpal cannot be invalidated merely on the basis of the absence of Leader of Opposition Party, one of the members of the selection committee.

India got its first Lokpal on 19th March 2019, with the appointment of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the Chairperson of Lokpal


 

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