Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Friday appointed Justice (retd) Virendra Singh as the new Lokayukta of the state.
“The Governor has appointed Justice (retd) Virendra Singh as the new Lokayukta of the state and will administer oath of office to him in Raj Bhawan on December 20,” a Raj Bhawan spokesman announced on Friday.
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav earlier presented documents in this regard to the Governor, who gave his approval after getting the copy of the Supreme Court order regarding appointment of Justice Singh.
In an unusual order, the Supreme Court while exercising its constitutional authority, on Wednesday had appointed the former high court judge as Lokayukta, after the state government failed to comply with its directives.
The Lokayukta is an anti-corruption authority constituted at the state level.