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Former Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh appointed as first Lokayukta of Odisha

File photo: Ajit Singh, first Lokayukta of Odisha. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India Mar 03, 2019, 09.10 AM (IST)

Former Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh is appointed as the first Lokayukta of Odisha.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has approved his name following the recommendation of selection committee headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik which unanimously selected Ajit Singh as the Lokayukta chairperson.

Singh held the post of Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court from March 5, 2016, till his retirement on November 5 last year.

Born on September 6, 1956, Singh practised on civil, criminal and constitutional sides in the High court of Madhya Pradesh and has been appointed as Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on April 1, 2002, and permanent Judge on March 21, 2003.

He was transferred to Rajasthan High Court on March 5, 2016.