FAQ

Who appoint the governor of a state?

Governor of a state is appointed by the President of India and he holds his office till the pleasure of President. The Constitution of India does not mention any criteria and procedures to remove the Governor of a state. So it is all about the discretion of the president how long the governor will continue in his office.

What is the tenure of Lokpal?

The chairperson and every member of Lokpal shall hold office as such for a term of five years from the date on which he/she enters upon his office or until he attains the age of seventy(70) years, whichever is earlier.

What is the salary and allowances of lokpal and its members?

The salary, allowances and other conditions of service of
(i) The chairperson shall be the same as those of the Chief Justice of India
(ii) Other members shall be the same as those of a judge of the Supreme Court

What is the qualifying age to be appointed as Lokpal?

The person nominated shall not be less than forty-five (45) years of age on the date of assuming office as a chairperson or the members, as the case may be. The upper age limit for appointed as Chairperson of members of Lokpal is Seventy(70) years

Chairperson and Members of Lokpal are appointed by the ?

Chairperson and members of Lokpal are appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of the select committee consists of Prime Minister of India, Chief Justice of India, Leader of Opposition, Speaker of Lok Sabha, an eminent jurist appointed by President.

What should be the composition of Lokpal?

The body of Lokpal shall comprise a chairperson and not less than eight(8) members of whom not less than fifty percent shall be judicial members.
Also, not less than fifty percent (50%) of the members of the Lokpal shall be from amongst the persons belonging to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes, minority, and women.