A Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or body of ombudsman who represents the public interest in the Republic of India.The Lokpal consists of a Chairperson and eight members.
Four of the judicial members have been former Chief Justices of different High Courts and the four non-judicial members have been from All India Services/Central Services.
The Chairperson and members bring with them rich experience and probity, which they have maintained in the public offices that they have held.
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 corruption against public functionaries who fall within the scope and ambit of the above Act.
The Lokpal of India is committed to address concerns and aspirations of the citizens of India for clean governance. It shall make all efforts within its jurisdiction to serve the public interest and shall endeavor to use the powers vested in it to eradicate corruption in public life.