Lokayukta of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 6, 2016

In our previous post, we talked about Chief Commissioner & Lt. Governor of HP and Popular names of Places & Personalities of HP.

Today we discuss the Lokayukta of Himachal Pradesh.

Lokayukta investigates the cases of corruption, where substantiated, recommend action. He is a great check on corruption, brings about transparency in the system, and makes administrative machinery citizenship friendly.

  • The Lokayukta is an anti-corruption ombudsman organization in the Indian states.
  • Himachal Pradesh Lokayukta Act was passed in 1983.
  • Governor appoints the Lokayukta for the term of 5 years after consultation with the Chief Justice of High Court and Leader of Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly.
  • Eligibility: Only a person who has been a judge of the Supreme Court or a Chief Justice of High Court in India.
  • Justice T.V.R. Tattachari was appointed as first Lokayukta of Himachal Pradesh on 17 August 1983.

Following have occupied this office since then.

1) Justice T.V.R. Tatachari                  (Tenure – 17.08.1983 to 16.08.1988)

2) Justice R.B. Mishra                         (Tenure – 04.11.1988 to 03.11.1993)

3) Justice P.C. Balakrishnamenon      (Tenure – 02.02.1994 to 11.07.1999)

4) Justice Om Prakash                         (Tenure – 12.07.1999 to 07.05.2002)

5) Justice Bhawani Singh                     (Tenure – 07.05.2006 to 05.04.2011)

6) Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta       (Tenure – 03.02.2012 to continue)

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3 thoughts on “Lokayukta of Himachal Pradesh

  1. Aakash Verma

    Mr. is grammereticaly not correct to be used as a prefix with Justice.When justice leads the name either ret. or incumbent comes along.

      1. Kunal S

        Justice Lokeshwar Panta Retired a long time ago. I Think the position Is vacant now.


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