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A Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or ombudsman who represents the public interest. The concept of an ombudsman is borrowed from Sweden. The Lokpal has jurisdiction over all Members of Parliament and central government employees in cases of corruption. The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013 with amendments in parliament, following the Jan Lokpal movement led by Anna Hazare in 2011. The Lokpal is responsible for enquiring into corruption charges at the national level while the Lokayukta performs the same function at the state level.

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Two of Lokpal's judicial members former chief minister's children


IndiaTimes - Published

Ex-SC judge Pinaki Ghose appointed India's first Lokpal

Pinaki Ghose gets the top anti-corruption post in the country.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Lokpal finally takes shape with HC ex-CJs as judicial members


IndiaTimes - Published

Former Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose set to be first Lokpal

Former SC judge may head 9-member panel that includes judicial and non-judicial names
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Anna Hazare hails news of former SC judge Ghose being tipped for Lokpal


IndiaTimes - Published

Mallikarjun Kharge turns down invitation to Lokpal meet for seventh time


IndiaTimes - Published

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