• Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi sworn in as judicial member, Lokpal of India

Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi sworn in as judicial member, Lokpal on Wednesday. The oath was administered by Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Chairperson, Lokpal of India.

Pankaj Kumar and Ajay Tirkey took oath as member, Lokpal. The oath ceremony was organised on Wednesday at Lokpal of India office in New Delhi.

The new appointments took place as two existing Judicial Members namely Justice P. K. Mohanty and Justice Abhilasha Kumari and three Members namely D. K. Jain, Archana Ramasundaram and  Mahender Singh have completed their tenure in Lokpal on 26th March 2024.

Before joining Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi as Judicial Member, Lokpal of India, was serving as the Chairperson of 22nd Law Commission of India. Before that, he was Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.

Pankaj Kumar is a 1986 batch IAS officer from Gujarat cadre. Before joining as Member of Lokpal of India, he was serving as Chief Secretary of Gujarat.

Ajay Tirkey is a 1987 batch IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre. Before joining as Member of Lokpal of India, he was serving as Secretary of Department of Land Resources, Government of India.

Praveen Kumar Srivastava, Central Vigilance Commissioner and other senior officials of CBI and ED also attended the ceremony.

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