- Justice Dilip B Bhosale has resigned as member of the country’s anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. A Lokpal member is appointed for a five-year term or till attaining the age of 70.
- According to rules, an incumbent on ceasing office as a Lokpal member is barred from taking up any diplomatic assignment or contesting any election of president, vice president, member of either House of Parliament or State Legislature among others.
- There is a provision for a chairperson and a maximum of eight members in the Lokpal panel. Of these, four need to be judicial members.
- All the eight Lokpal members were administered the oath of office by Justice Ghose.
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