Bhubaneswar: Former Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court Ajit Singh assumed the office as the first Lokayukta of Odisha on Wednesday. However, the office of the Lokayukta, which will work as an anti-corruption watchdog, will start functioning from April 8.
Singh assumed charge of his duty after meeting Governor Ganeshi Lal in the latter’s office this afternoon.
The former Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court was appointed as the first Lokayukta of the State following the Governor’s approval on March 3.
The Lokayukta search committee yesterday had recommended two names as the members of the Lokayukta.
It is worthwhile to mention here that Odisha was the first state to pass the Lokayukta Bill on February 14, 2014, after the Lokpal Bill was cleared by Parliament in December, 2013.
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