Former Rajasthan High Court judge Sajjan Singh Kothari was appointed Rajasthan Lokayukta on Sunday.

Justice Kothari was chosen after consultations between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Amitav Roy and leader of Opposition in the Assembly Gulab Chand Kataria.

Governor Margaret Alva will administer the oath of office on Monday.

Justice Kothari, who was also former Principal Secretary (Law) in Rajasthan, was born in Ajmer.

He completed his graduation from Government College, Ajmer, in 1970 and went on to graduate in law from the same college in1973.

He had worked as the District & Sessions Judge in Tonk, Kota and Rajsamand districts between 2000 and 2008. He was elevated as Additional Judge to the Rajasthan High Court in 2010 and went on to become a permanent judge in September 2011. He retired in 2012.

Rajasthan has been without a Lokayukta after Justice G.L.Gupta retired last year.