Pinaki Chandra Ghose : an Ombudsman of India-Everything need to know

Pinaki Chandra Ghose : an Ombudsman of India-Everything need to know

Pinaki Chandra Ghose (born 28 May 1952) is currently the Lokpal of India since 23 March 2019. He is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. Prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court, he had served as Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, and before that, as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court.

At the time of appointment he was a member of the National Human Rights Commission. During his tenure as the judge of the High Court at Calcutta, he was the Executive Chairman of West Bengal State Legal Services Authority and the Andaman and Nicobar Legal Services Authority. He was also appointed a member of the National Legal Services Authority.

Justice Ghose has had along standing association with The Ramakrishna Mission. He had his schooling at The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapeeth at Deogarh and Purulia. Justice Ghose serves as a Vice President of the Institute of Culture, Golpark.

He is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Belur Vidyamandir - B.Ed College. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the National University of Juridical Sciences at Calcutta as the nominee of the Chief Justice of India.

Justice Ghose as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh was also the Chancellor of the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research. He was appointed as the first Lokpal of India on 19 March 2019 and President of India administered oath to him on 23 March 2019. He will remain at the post till 70 years of his age or up to maximum 5 years whichever is earlier.

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is son of Late Shri Justice Sambhu Chandra Ghose, former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. He is a fifth generation lawyer from a renowned family of Lawyers. Hara Chandra Ghose, who became the first Indian Chief Judge of the Sadar Dewani Adalat at Calcutta in 1867, was a member of this family.

Some little Information at a Glance

1st Lokpal of India
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 March 2019
Nominated by Statutory High-Level Selection Panel (committee) or Body
Appointed by Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded by Position established
Judge of the Supreme Court of India
In office
8 March 2013 – 27 May 2017
Nominated by Altamas Kabir
Appointed by Pranab Mukherjee
Personal details
Born 28 May 1952 (age 69)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Mrs Debjani Ghose
Children Dr. Sanjukta Sahai (daughter)
Mr. Soumabho Ghose (son)
Education B.Com; LLB; Attorney at Law, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith Purulia
Alma mater St. Xavier's College, Kolkata Hazra Law College, University of Calcutta

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