Justice Singh New Lokayukta

Odisha Government has appointed Justice Ajit Singh as the Chairperson of the Lokayukta, Odisha on 2 March.


Justice Mr.Singh was former Chief Justice Gauhati High Court, who was appointed as First Chairperson of Lokayukta Odisha.

State Government had committed in the Supreme Court that the process of appointment of Lokayukta in Odisha shall be completed by 31 March, 2019 and the Office shall start functioning immediately from 8 April, 2019.

Keeping its commitment, the State Government has appointed Justice Mr.Singh in this high office.

The Selection Committee for appointment of Chairperson and Members of the Lokayukta held its meeting on 10 December, 2018.

Accordingly a Search Committee was formed under Chairmanship of Justice Amitava Roy on 24 December, 2018.

And the Search Committee held its meeting on 8 and 9 January, 2019 and submitted its report to the Chairperson of the Selection Committee.

Later Selection Committee recommended the name for appointment of Chairperson of the Lokayukta and after approval of the Governor of Odisha, the State Government has notified the appointment orders here on 2 March.

So the new Lokayukta will start functioning as soon as Justice Mr.Singh takes charge of the Constitutional Assignment.


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