New Delhi: The Website of the Lokpal or anti-corruption Ombudsman was inaugurated by the Chairperson, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose in presence of all the Members of Lokpal, a press note from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) said on Thursday.
The press release said, “The DG, National Information Commission (NIC), Neeta Verma was also present on the occasion. The Website has been developed by NIC and provides basic information with respect to the working and functioning of the Lokpal. The Website can be accessed at http://lokpal.gov.in.” “The Lokpal is the first institution of its kind in independent India, established under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 to inquire and investigate into allegations of the corruption against public functionaries who fall within the scope and ambit of the above Act,” the release added.
Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was appointed as the first Chairperson of the Lokpal and his oath was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind on March 23. The Government had also appointed four Judicial and four non-Judicial Members. The office of Lokpal is temporary functioning from the Hotel Ashok, in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
The press note further stated, “The process of notifying the rules and regulations including the format for receiving complaints is being developed. All complaints which were received till April 16 have been examined by the Office of Lokpal and disposed of accordingly. The Complaints received thereafter are under examination.”