Uttar Pradesh Gets New Lokayukta

IAS Prelims 2023

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik appointed Justice (retired) Virendra Singh as the new Lokayukta of the state.

current affairsThe Governor will administer oath of office to him in Raj Bhawan on December 20.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav earlier presented documents in this regard to the Governor, who gave his approval after getting the copy of the Supreme Court order regarding appointment of Justice Singh.

The Supreme Court while exercising its constitutional authority, had appointed the former High Court judge as Lokayukta, after the state government failed to comply with its directives.

The Lokayukta is an anti-corruption authority constituted at the state level.