JUSTICE PINAKI CHANDRA GHOSE

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Anti-corruption ombudsman has nothing to tell Parliament this year!

The government informs that since the appointment of Lokpal took place at the fag end of March, 2019 so there is no report as such this year to present before Parliament. The long-cherished promise of fighting corruption at the top level, the ombudsman called Lokpal is in place and fully functional.

The President of Indida appointed Chairperson and eight Members of the Lokpal and they assumed charges of their respective offices on March 23 and March 27, 2019 respectively. Pinaki Chandra Ghose is the Chairperson and Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari, Ajay Kumar Tripathi, Dinesh Jain, Archana Ramasundaram, Mahendra Singh and Dr Indrajeet Prashad Gautan being the other members.

The Lokpal is required to present annually to the President a report on the work done by it, which is caused to be laid in both the houses of Parliament. Since the Lokpal was operationalized at the fag end of March, 2019, no such report has been submitted. Hence, details of the cases registered and action taken thereon by the Lokpal are not available.


12 Mar 2020
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Lokpal: Appointment of Chairperson & 08 Members cleared

The President of India on Tuesday ratified the names (Chairperson and eight members) which were recommended by the Search-cum-selection-committee last week which are as follows: -

 

Chairperson: -

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose

 

Judicial Members: -

Justice Dilip B. Bhosale

Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty

Justice Abhilasha Kumari

Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi

 

Members other than Judicial Members: -

Dinesh Kumar Jain (IAS:1983:MH), former Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

Archana Ramasundaram (IPS:1980:TN), former DG of Sashastra Seema Bal

Mahender Singh (IRS C&CE:1981), former Member of CBIC

Indrajeet Prasad Gautam (Retd IAS:GJ)

 

These appointments were recommended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee and approved by President Ram Nath Kovind. Opposition parties had been accusing the Modi government of delaying the appointment of Lokpal. 

20 Mar 2019
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Anti-corruption ombudsman has nothing to tell Parliament this year!

By IndianMandarins 12 Mar 2020

The government informs that since the appointment of Lokpal took place at the fag end of March, 2019 so there is no report as such this year to present before Parliament. The long-cherished promise of fighting corruption at the top level, the ombudsman called Lokpal is in place and fully functional.

The President of Indida appointed Chairperson and eight Members of the Lokpal and they assumed charges of their respective offices on March 23 and March 27, 2019 respectively. Pinaki Chandra Ghose is the Chairperson and Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari, Ajay Kumar Tripathi, Dinesh Jain, Archana Ramasundaram, Mahendra Singh and Dr Indrajeet Prashad Gautan being the other members.

The Lokpal is required to present annually to the President a report on the work done by it, which is caused to be laid in both the houses of Parliament. Since the Lokpal was operationalized at the fag end of March, 2019, no such report has been submitted. Hence, details of the cases registered and action taken thereon by the Lokpal are not available.


lokpal:-appointment-of-chairperson-&-08-members-cleared

Lokpal: Appointment of Chairperson & 08 Members cleared

By IndianMandarins 20 Mar 2019

The President of India on Tuesday ratified the names (Chairperson and eight members) which were recommended by the Search-cum-selection-committee last week which are as follows: -

 

Chairperson: -

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose

 

Judicial Members: -

Justice Dilip B. Bhosale

Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty

Justice Abhilasha Kumari

Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi

 

Members other than Judicial Members: -

Dinesh Kumar Jain (IAS:1983:MH), former Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

Archana Ramasundaram (IPS:1980:TN), former DG of Sashastra Seema Bal

Mahender Singh (IRS C&CE:1981), former Member of CBIC

Indrajeet Prasad Gautam (Retd IAS:GJ)

 

These appointments were recommended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee and approved by President Ram Nath Kovind. Opposition parties had been accusing the Modi government of delaying the appointment of Lokpal. 

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Justice Ghosh to become first Lokpal of the country

By IndianMandarins 17 Mar 2019

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose may be appointed the country's first Lokpal.

 

In view of the Supreme Court directive, the Lok Pal selection panel headed by PM Narendra Modi is said to have firmed up its mind on appointing Ghosh to the top post of the new anti-corruption institution, despite Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge boycotting the panel meeting.

 

Justice Ghose, who retired from the Supreme Court in May 2017, is a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

 

The Lokpal Act, which envisages the establishment of anti-graft body Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants, was passed in 2013.

 

Ghose was born in a lawyer’s family on May 28, 1952. His father, Late Justice Shambhu Chandra Ghose, was a former chief justice of the Calcutta High Court.


His areas of specialization are civil, company affairs, arbitration, and constitution, among others.

 

He became a judge of the Calcutta High Court in July 1997. He was transferred to Andhra Pradesh High Court in June 2012 and in December of the same year he was elevated as Chief Justice of that court.

 

In March 2013, he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of India. He retired in May 2017.

 

One of the verdicts for which Justice Ghose is remembered was related to the prosecution of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and her friend V K Sasikala. In February 2017, the division bench of Justice Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy found Jayalalithaa and Sasikala guilty of misusing public office to launder ill-gotten wealth for purchasing huge properties in the name of masked fronts.

 

Another verdict for which he is remembered was the one relating to Section 498-A (domestic violence) of Indian Penal Code. In July 2014, a division bench of Justice Ghose and Justice Chandramauli Kr Prasad ruled that there should be no automatic arrest in 498-A cases and non-compliance will attract disciplinary and contempt proceedings.

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