President Ram Nath Kovind had on March 23 administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the chairperson of Lokpal.
Former Chief Justices of different high courts -- Justices Dilip B Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari and Ajay Kumar Tripathi -- took oath as judicial members in the Lokpal.
Addressing reporters, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala demanded to know who the "beneficiaries" of the money paid by Yeddyurappa were, saying, "It is a fit case to be investigated by the newly constituted Lokpal."
Former Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) chief Archana Ramasundaram, ex-Maharashtra Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain, Mahender Singh and Indrajeet Prasad Gautam have been appointed as non-judicial members of Lokpal
Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is all set to become the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India.
Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India.
The meeting slated on Friday evening would be boycotted by Kharge the seventh time since February 2018.
The search committee, headed by former apex court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai has recommended three panels of names to the selection committee.
Hazare began his fast demanding appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states where such statutory anti-corruption watchdogs do not exist, and resolution of farmers' issues.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the Centre to provide the search committee requisite infrastructure and manpower to enable it to complete its work.
"You have to ensure on affidavit the steps taken on the issue of setting up of a search committee for the Lokpal," a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said.
The leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, conveying his decision on today's meeting of the panel.
Hazare on Sunday said he will launch a hunger strike from October 2 against the Union government for the delay in appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre.
A bench directed the Department of Personnel and Training to file a fresh affidavit with full particulars in four weeks’ time.
In a letter to the prime minister, Kharge said he will not attend the meeting for appointment of Lokpal till the time the leader of the single largest opposition party is made a full-fledged member of the panel.
The committee comprises the prime minister, the chief justice of India, Lok Sabha Speaker, the leader of the largest opposition party and an eminent jurist.
The post of eminent jurist in the Lokpal selection panel has been lying vacant since the death of senior advocate PP Rao on September 11, 2017
A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi said this after Attorney General K K Venugopal, who placed before it the written instructions which he had received from the government and said that the Lokpal selection committee would meet soon.
A meeting was held on April 10 and recommendations in this regard have been made, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, told a bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R. Banumathi.