Question of The Day17-01-2020

Lokpal is a _______ body.


Correct Answer : b ) Statutory

Explanation :

Lokpal is a statutory body that was established under the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013. The chairperson and other members of the Lokpal are appointed by the President based on the recommendations of the Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India.

The eight Lokpal members are appointed for a term of 5 years or till they attain the age of 70 years.

The jurisdiction of Lokpal extends to the Prime Minister, Ministers, MPs, and Groups A, B, C and D officers and officials of the Central government.

The first chairperson of the Lokpal is Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose.

Recently, Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale resigned as a Lokpal member.

Hence, B is the correct answer.

Questions related to Indian Polity are asked in almost every govt. exams conducted by SSC, Railways, UPSC, State PSC, etc.

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