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Website of Lokpal inaugurated

New Delhi, May 16 (UNI) The website of the Lokpal was inaugurated by the Chairperson Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose in presence of all the Members of Lokpal here on Thursday.
The website has been developed by NIC and provides the basic information with respect to the working and functioning of the Lokpal. The website can be accessed athttp://lokpal.gov.in.
The Lokpal is the first institution of its kind in independent India, established under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 to inquire and investigate into allegations of the corruption against public functionaries who fall within the scope and ambit of the above Act.
The office of Lokpal is temporary functioning from the Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
The process of notifying the rules and regulations including the format for receiving complaints are being developed.
All complaints which were received till April16 this year have been examined by the office of Lokpal and disposed accordingly.The complaints received thereafter are under examination.
Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, the first Chairperson of the Lokpal was appointed and administered oath on March 23, by the President.
The other four Judicial and four non-Judicial Members have already been appointed by the government.
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