Lokpal member Justice Dilip Bhosale resigns

Justice Dilip Bhosale cites personal reasons; he joined the anti-corruption ombudsman on March 27, 2019

Updated - January 09, 2020 11:23 pm IST

Published - January 09, 2020 11:28 am IST - New Delhi

Lokpal member Justice (retd.) Dilip B. Bhosale has resigned from his post citing personal reasons.

“I have tendered my resignation from the post of judicial member Lokpal on January 6, with effect from January 12, 2020, due to personal reasons,” tweeted Justice Bhosale on Thursday.

There is a provision for eight Lokpal members, who are appointed for a term of five years or till 70 years of age.

Justice Bhosale (63) joined the anti-corruption ombudsman on March 27, 2019, along with the other members.

Justice Bhosale, who belongs to a family of Freedom fighters, had served as a Judge in the High Courts of Karnataka and Bombay and as acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature in Hyderabad for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Justices (retd.) Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari and Ajay Kumar Tripathi are the other judicial members of the Lokpal. Former bureaucrats Archana Ramasundaram, Dinesh Kumar Jain, Mahender Singh and Indrajeet Prasad Gautam, are its non-judicial members.

Justice (retd.) Pinaki Chandra Ghose had taken charge as the first Lokpal chairman on March 23 last.

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