KIIT Law School Hosts First Judges Conference

Bhubaneshwar: The first lecture under the Judges Lecture Series, organized by KIIT Law School (KLS), was delivered by Hon. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, President of Lokpal of India on March 26, 2022.

Speaking on the topic “Role and Importance of Lokpal in India”, Justice Ghose said, “The public has a bigger role to play in fighting corruption. We all need to change our mindsets. Corruption is like a termite and we have to stem it. Such moral values ​​should be ingrained in our minds. Lokpal must be empowered to act against the threat of lobbying. It should also have the power to deal with conflicts of interest and issues related to whistleblowers”.

Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority representing the public interest in the country. It consists of a president and eight members, half of whom are judicial members. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, a retired Supreme Court Justice of India, was appointed as the first President of Lokpal of India in 2019.

Justice Ghose expressed his confidence in the future of Lokpal to deliver justice to the general public and sought the support of all stakeholders in this endeavour. In the interest of the public and to protect them from corrupt practices, Justice Ghose said, Lokpal must end illegal activities in the real estate sector, especially during land transfers, and prevent bribes that amount to billions of rupees in the transport sector.

Expressing her gratitude to Justice Ghose for delivering the lecture at KLS, Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Vice Chancellor of KIIT-DU, said that KIIT and KISS are committed to empowering future generations. Among others, Prof. (Dr) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, KLS and Prof. (Dr) Prafulla Chandra Mishra, Dean also spoke on this occasion.

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