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Justice PC Ghose set to be named India’s 1st Lokpal

NEW DELHI: Almost 50 years after the Lok Sabha first passed a Lokpal bill and more than five years after a popular anti-corruption movement led to the passage of the legislation in its latest form, retired Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is set to be India’s first anti-corruption ombudsman. The selection committee for Lokpal is understood to have cleared Justice Ghose’s name with Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge keeping away from deliberations on the ground that the provision for the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha had not been replaced by the leader of the largest party. […]

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