Reva Khetrapal selected as Lokayukta of Delhi

Former Delhi High Court judge Reva Khetrapal has been selected as Delhi’s new Lokayukta.

The post was lying vacant since 2013 after retired Justice Manmohan Sarin had relinquished office after completing five-year term.

With this, she will become the fourth Lokayukta of Delhi and shall have five years terms as per Delhi Lokayukta and Uplokayukta Act, 1995.

Background

  • Justice Khetrapal was chosen as head of anti-corruption ombudsman unanimously by a four-member panel.
  • The panel included Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court G Rohini and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta.

It should be noted that she will be appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee after Lt Governor recommends her name to President.

About Reva Khetrapal

  • Reva Khetrapal had practiced in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court from 1975 to 1991. She was elevated to the HC in 2006 and she retired in September 2014.
  • In 1991, she was appointed sessions judge and additional district. Later she was posted as special judge (narcotics) in 1994.
  • In 1999, She was also appointed secretary, Press Council of India (PCI).

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