Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday appointed retired Madras High Court Judge P Devadass as Tamil Nadu Lok Ayukta, an ombudsman tasked to go into corruption charges against officials, including the Chief Minister. Justice Devadas will be chairman of the five-member Lok Ayukta.
At simple function at Raj Bhavan, the Governor also appointed former district judges K Jayabalan and R Krishnamoorthy as judicial members of the Lok Ayukta.
Retired IAS officer M. Rajaram and advocate K. Arumugam are the two non-judicial members of the anti-corruption body, according to the notification issued by the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department.
They will hold office for five years from Monday or till they reach the age of 70.