Justice C B Barowalia to be new Lokayukta of HP

 Himachal Pradesh High court Judge Chander Bhushan Barowalia today appointed as new Lokayukta of Himachal Pradesh he would hold new appointment after accepting his resignation. A notification approved by Himachal Pradesh Rajbhavan here today said that in

In exercise of the powers by the Himachal Pradesh Lokayukta Act, 2014 , the Governor , Himachal Pradesh approved the appointment of Mr.  Justice C.B.  Barowalia who is Judge , High Court of Himachal Pradesh as Lokayukta in Himachal Pradesh .  He would take oath of office only after his resignation is accepted and the Warrant of appointment is issued by the Governor of Himachal Pradesh under his hand and seal.  It is worthwhile to mention here that no High court judge prior to this was ever elevated as Himachal Pradesh Lokayukta. It was recently that Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha recently amended the HP Lokayukta Act to make such provision or to elevate High court judge to this constitutional berth however earlier to this chief justice and judges of Supreme court be appointed as Lokayukta of HP. Starting his career as additional session judge Mr Barowalia was elevated to judge of Himachal Pradesh. He would expected to retired from Himachal Pradesh High on March 14 , 2023. The post of Lokayukta was laying vacant from long time in Himachal Pradesh .

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