Odisha Governor Okays DGP RP Sharma As Lokayukta Member

Bhubaneswar: Governor Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday approved the appointment of Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma as Lokayukta member.

The Lokayukta selection panel had earlier recommended Sharma’s name for the position.

However, the Odisha government is yet to accept the DGP’s VRS. As soon as it is accepted, Sharma will join as Lokayukta member, sources said.

Notably, Odisha was the first state to pass the Lokayukta Bill and enact the law on February 14, 2014.

The anti-corruption watchdog started functioning in the state on April 8.

The five-member constitutional body, headed by former Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh, took charge in March. The other two members are retired Justice BK Nayak and former IFS officer Debabrata Swain.


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