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Lokpal search committee invites applications for Chairperson & members
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Lokpal search committee invites applications for Chairperson & members

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New Delhi, Feb 6: The Search Committee for Lokpal headed by Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai has invited applications for the purpose appointment of Chairperson and members of Lokpal, a Government notification said on Wednesday.

The eligibility criteria and application or nomination form can be accessed through the website of the Department of Personnel and Training http://dopt.gov.in under the link “Lokpal”:Link: https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/Lokpal-Advertisement.pdf.

The application may be addressed to the Chairperson, Search Committee for appointment of Chairperson and members of the Lokpal at Post Box No 12, New Delhi GPO or may be forwarded by e-mail at the following ‘id lokpal.searchcomm@gov.in’ latest by February 22 till 5pm. The date and time stamp of the application or nomination at the receiving end will be treated as final for the purpose.The applications or nominations received after the last date and stipulated time will not be entertained, the notification said.

Earlier in September 2018, the government had set up an eight-member committee to recommend the chairperson and members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The search panel, which headed by Justice (retd.) Ranjana Prakash Desai also included former State Bank of India chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, Prasar Bharati chairperson A Surya Prakash and Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumar as members. The decision to constitute the search committee has come four years after the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013.(UNI)